Facts & Origin
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.
|Grand anglo-français blanc et noir
|10 - 12 years
|average to high
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
The Grand anglo-français blanc et noir is first and foremost a passionate hunting dog. Its strong hunting instinct and keen sense of smell have made it a valued companion on hunting expeditions. This dog is known to be courageous, persistent and tireless in the pursuit of its prey.
As a family dog
Despite his hunting instincts, if properly socialized and trained:
- He is shown to be loyal and affectionate to his family.
- The Grand anglo-français blanc et noir can be very friendly with children and is often patient and gentle with younger family members.
- However, it should always be remembered that he has a strong drive, so constant supervision is recommended when interacting with young children.
Interaction with other animals
Thanks to his pack-oriented hunting history:
- He usually gets along well with other dogs.
- However, his hunting instinct can be problematic when living with smaller pets.
This dog needs:
- Structured training: an early start with training and socialization is essential.
- Consistent leadership: while he is intelligent and eager to learn, he needs an owner who is consistent but fair.
The Grand anglo-français blanc et noir is an impressive and versatile dog. His passion for hunting contrasts with his ability to be a loving family member. With proper training and an understanding owner, this dog can shine in many different environments and roles.
The Grand anglo-français blanc et noir is a dog with a short to medium length coat:
- Regular brushing: once a week is recommended to remove dead hair and keep the coat clean and healthy.
- Bathing: It is recommended only when necessary to avoid stripping the coat's natural oils.
- Ear Care: Ears should be checked regularly for signs of infection and kept clean.
- Nail Care: Claws should be trimmed regularly to prevent ingrowns.
The Grand anglo-français blanc et noir is generally a robust dog:
- Common health problems: Hip dysplasia, ear infections and certain eye diseases can occur.
- Screenings: It is recommended to have annual veterinary visits and to be tested for hereditary diseases.
- Nutrition: A balanced diet is essential for his health and longevity.
If you are considering breeding this dog:
- Health testing: before breeding begins, both parents should be tested for common health problems.
- Breed Standard: It is important to know and follow the breed standard set by each breed association.
- Socialization: puppies should be socialized and introduced to different environments and stimuli at an early age.
Careful grooming and health care will help the Grand anglo-français blanc et noir live a long and healthy life. Breeding should always be done with the welfare of the dogs in mind and ethical breeding practices should be used.
The coat of the Grand anglo-français blanc et noir is:
- Structure: short to medium length, dense and resistant to weather conditions.
- Coloration: As the name suggests, the coat is predominantly white and black. Larger black patches or plates often appear, with the head usually having a black mask or markings.
Some characteristic features of this impressive running dog are:
- Head: Well proportioned with a slight stop and a straight nose.
- Eyes: Often dark brown with an alert and intelligent expression.
- Ears: Relatively long and slightly wavy, drooping on the sides of the head.
Size and weight
- Size (Males): Size ranges from 60-72 cm for males.
- Size (bitches): In bitches, the size is usually between 58-70 cm.
- Weight: The weight of this robust hunting dog is typically between 30-36 kg, depending on gender, genetics and diet.
The Grand anglo-français blanc et noir captivates with its striking bicolor coat and stately appearance. He embodies strength and elegance and is known for his working qualities as well as his appearance. When caring for his coat, care should be taken to brush it regularly to keep it healthy and shiny.