French White and Orange Hound
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Features of the breed
History of Origin
The French White and Orange Hound include several varieties, and all of them are the result of crossbreeding English Foxhounds with French hounds. The birthplace of the breed speaks for itself – France has imprinted its mark on the breed’s graceful appearance and character. The first representatives appeared in the late nineteenth century, and official recognition did not follow until 1982.
The true purpose of the breed is to hunt foxes, deer, and wild boar. The French White and Orange Hound feel most comfortable hunting in a pack, and the appropriate coloring favorably helps dogs remain invisible.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
The French White and Orange Hound is the largest representative of the hounds. The first thing you notice when you see the breed is its graceful appearance. The ears are slightly twisted and planted slightly below eye level. A broad, straight back and curved loin are the hallmarks of the hound. The tail is saber-shaped and thick. The white-red coloration is the rarest; the blood of the beagle was applied during their breeding.
In general, the dog is quite malleable, but its upbringing should be taken thoroughly. The French White and Orange Hound will suit an owner with an active lifestyle who will not spare time on his pet. And if it is a lover of hunting, the breed will be an excellent assistant in this fascinating matter. When hunting, the hound demonstrates its endurance and passion for the process.
The dog gets along very well with children and will be an excellent companion for a friendly family. With other pets, the hound will get along if the acquaintance occurred at an early stage. Only in certain conditions and with good exercise will the dog feel comfortable.
The breed will feel best in a spacious area, and a house is more suitable than an apartment. However, the dog will be happiest in its familiar environment – in a pack on the hunt.
The French White and Orange Hound are unpretentious in grooming, requiring only regular brushing. Do not forget about the care of the ears because it is a vulnerable part of the dog.
The hound is obedient and obedient, which facilitates the training process. The hound is fully committed to the process of hunting; it brings great pleasure.
If hunting is not your passion, long walks in the park with a toy and rewards are good for your dog. Don’t forget that you have to let your dog know who’s in charge. Otherwise, you might miss out on the moment of training.
The limbs of the breed are the most vulnerable. You should not neglect routine visits to the doctor and always have your pet’s coat examined.
Characteristic ailments of the breed:
- congenital deafness;
- atopic dermatitis;
- eye anomaly.
The French White and Orange Hound is an active breed that needs a good diet. The dog usually digests cereals and vegetables best.