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Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

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Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie (Small French-English Hound) has a moderate head with a broad muzzle and flat occiput. The nose is usually black or brown and the bridge of the nose is short. The lips extend over the lower jaw and give the muzzle a somewhat square shape. The eyes are big, brown and dark. The neck is straight with a slight dewlap. The legs of this breed are long and muscular. The long tail tapers to a point and is carried cheerfully with a slight curve. Colors include white-lemon or white-orange. The feet are fox-like, with hard, full pads.

Temperament The Anglo-Francais is energetic and free-spirited. This breed is an obedient house pet, but can be a little reserved. They usually get along well with children and other dogs. At home, he is a docile, obedient, tidy and calm companion. On the hunt, he is quick, courageous and tenacious.
Height, Weight Height: 16-18" ; Weight: 35-44 lbs.
Health Problems There are no known breed specific health concerns with this dog.
Living Conditions This breed should not live in an apartment or the city as they should be kept in kennels in packs. They need lots of space to exercise.
Exercise This breed requires lots of exercise and/or long daily walks.
Life Expectancy About 12 years
Grooming The Anglo-Francais is easy to groom. Brush regularly with a firm bristle brush and bathe when necessary. Check ears often. They are average shedders.
Origin The Anglo-Francais Hound is the result of crossing English and French hounds during the 16th century. During the late 19th century, these dogs became highly prized as all-terrain, multi-purpose pack hounds that were used for hunting deer, fox and wild boar. The Anglo-French Hounds come in a variety of coat colors and sizes. Today, Anglo-French Hounds are used in most large game hunting packs.
Group Scenthound