Large Anglo French Tricolored Running Dog

Large Anglo French Tricolored Running Dog Breed description: Character & Co

Large Anglo French Tricolored Running Dog



The Grand anglo-français tricolore, also known as the "Grand Anglo-French Tricolored Running Dog", has its roots in France. Its name already reveals the influence of two cultures: it is the result of crossing between English and French running dogs.


The history of this impressive running dog goes back to the Middle Ages. He was used mainly for the:

  • Hunting big game, especially deer and wild boar.
  • In the 19th century, more and more English Foxhounds came to France, which were crossed with the native running dogs.
  • This led to the development of a new breed that combined both the endurance and speed of the English dogs and the hardiness and keen sense of smell of the French dogs.


The Grand anglo-français tricolore was bred specifically for hunting, which is reflected in many aspects of its nature:

  • Activity: he is a very active dog, requiring regular exercise and mental stimulation.
  • Working Instinct: His workinginstinct is high, which makes him particularly suitable for hunting activities or dog sports such as tracking.
  • Family Dog: Despite his working past, he can integrate well into everyday family life as long as his needs are taken into consideration.
  • Training: with consistent education and training, he can become an obedient and loyal companion.


The Grand anglo-français tricolore is an impressive dog with a rich history, suitable for both hunting activities and as a family dog. With proper care and training, he can be a valuable and loyal companion.

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Alternate Name Grand anglo-français tricolore
Origin France
Life expectancy 10 - 12 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average to high
FCI group Scent hounds
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Basic character traits

The Grand anglo-français tricolore is a fascinating dog, characterized by its combination of willingness to work and gentleness. Its main characteristics are:

  • Willingnessto work: originally bred as a hunting dog, his drive to work is still strong.
  • Loyalty: He is fiercely loyal to his owner and eager to please.
  • Intelligence: A smart dog that learns quickly and is easy to train.

Social Behavior

The Grand anglo-français tricolore generally shows well-balanced behavior:

  • With other animals: Thanks to its hunting heritage, it usually gets along well with other dogs, but may show hunting instincts toward smaller animals.
  • With children: He is patient and gentle, which usually makes him well-suited for families.
  • With strangers: Perhaps a little reserved at first, but not aggressive.

Special remarks on temperament

  • Activity Level: As a former working dog, he needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
  • Independence: Although he wants to please his owner, he also has an independent side and can be headstrong at times.


The Grand anglo-français tricolore is a versatile dog that can shine as both a working dog and a family pet. Its intelligence, loyalty and need for activity make it an excellent companion for active people and families. However, care should always be taken to control his working and hunting instincts in appropriate ways.



The Grand anglo-français tricolore has a short, dense coat that is relatively easy to groom. Nevertheless, some basics are important:

  • Weekly brushing: this keeps the coat clean and reduces shedding. Brushing should be done regularly, especially during the changing seasons.
  • Ear check: due to his drooping ears, you should regularly take a look inside and clean them as needed to prevent inflammation.
  • Trimmingclaws: If they are not wearing down on their own, they should be trimmed to prevent discomfort.


In general, the Grand anglo-français tricolore is considered a robust dog. However, like all breeds, it can be prone to certain health problems:

  • Hip dysplasia: A common problem in larger dogs.
  • Ear infections: Because of his droopy ears, this can be a problem.
  • Eye problems: Regular check-ups are advisable.

Regular vet visits and vaccinations are strongly recommended to detect and treat potential health problems early.


The Grand anglo-français tricolore is especially valued in breeding for its hunting abilities and good social behavior. Those interested in breeding should consider the following points:

  • Health testing: it is important to test the parents for known hereditary diseases.
  • Breeding guidelines: Breeding should be done according to the guidelines of the respective breed association.
  • Socialization: Early socialization of puppies is critical to their development into well-adjusted adults.


Although the Grand anglo-français tricolore is considered low-maintenance, it requires regular attention, especially with regard to its health. However, with proper care and attention, this magnificent dog can live a long and healthy life.

Large Anglo French Tricolor Running Dog Head

The Grand anglo-français tricolore impresses with a short, dense and smooth coat that is perfect for outdoor use and helps him to protect himself against any weather conditions. As the name "Tricolor Running Dog" suggests, his coat is characterized by a tricolor combination of white, black and brown:

  • White: Often present as the base color.
  • Black: Usually covers most of his body, especially the back.
  • Brown: Typically found on the legs, above the eyes, and on the ears.

Appearance & Appearance.

His appearance is often described as noble and powerful. With a pronounced head, broad skull and bright, dark eyes, he exudes intelligence and alertness. His drooping ears give him a distinctive, endearing expression.

Size & Weight

  • Size: He belongs to the larger running dogs and reaches a shoulder height of 60 to 72 cm.
  • Weight: Weight varies according to build and sex, but averages between 30 and 36 kg.
Size60 - 72 cm
Weight30 - 36 kg


The Grand anglo-français tricolore impresses with its striking tricolor appearance and robust stature. His coat is not only visually eye-catching, but also protects him from the challenges of hunting and nature. His size and weight make him an impressive companion, both on the hunt and at home. Whoever has such a majestic dog at his side will surely reap many admiring glances.

Fur length short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear
Tail lang
Anatomy rugged
Size ♀ 60 - 70 cm
Weight ♀ 28 - 32 kg
Size ♂ 60 - 70 cm
Weight ♂ 28 - 32 kg
Suitable For -

Other large dogs

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