Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore
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Great Anglo-French Tricolor Hound
Males 65-72 cm
Females 62-68 cm
Males 30-35 kg
Females 27-32 kg
Tight double, short, stiff
Hounds and related breeds
Dogs for hunting
Features of the breed
History of Origin
There are three well-known breeds of Grand Anglo-Francais, one of which is the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore. These breeds differ in coat color, with the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore having a distinctive black-white-red coat. Bred in France in the 1800s, this breed is a descendant of the English Foxhound and the lesser-known Poitain.
As with other large Anglo-French breeds, the word “grand” in their name (the French word for “grand”) indicates the large packs in which they hunt. Bred specifically for hunting, they are known for their stamina and speed. Traditionally, this breed was used for hunting deer and wild boar, as well as other games. This dog is valued for its ability to work tirelessly regardless of the weather or terrain around it. It has an excellent sense of smell regardless of the circumstances in which it works.
Even in France, the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore is considered a rare breed. Only in 2006, the UKC officially accepted them into its group of scent hounds. They are not kept as pets; most members of the breed belong to active hunters.
Appearance: height, weight, fur, color
The Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore differs from the previous two breeds only in the color of its coat. They appear elegant and well built in their appearance. They have a strong build, a deep chest, and a straight back supported by straight muscular limbs. Their square muzzle contains a full set of teeth that occur in a scissor bite. Their large brown eyes, floppy ears, and prominent black nose are typical of hound dogs. Their long, thin tail usually has a white tip.
Following the name, it is a tricolor breed with white, brown, and black fur. Their double coat is short and smooth. The dogs are between 60 and 70 cm tall and usually weigh between 30 and 35 kg. Their gait is very light and is a pleasure to watch.
The hunting temperament of the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore is indeed very noticeable. Dedicated to their cause, they are courageous hunters, capable of working continuously for hours in various conditions. Living in large packs, they are happy with the presence of a large number of other dogs, so aggression between dogs is rare. It is not recommended to settle this breed with any other pet, as they may see it as prey.
Over the past 200 years, this breed has become accustomed to the outdoor lifestyle and is often kept outside even at night. As such, it is questionable whether they can adapt well to the domestic lifestyle as pets. Always eager for wanderings and walks, one must assume that the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore needs a large home with a huge garden.
Owners claim that the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore is good with people, including children, although it is advisable to be careful with young children. Although this dog is likely to warn its owner of an intruder with its bark, they are unlikely to make good guard dogs because of their obedient nature.
Fortunately, the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore requires little to no grooming, a quick brush a few times a month will suffice. Some dogs may benefit from a claw trim every few months.
It is important to be mindful of the Grand Anglo-Francais’ ears, as this breed is prone to developing otitis externa (an infection of the outer ear). Owners need to dry the ear canals thoroughly after wetting them.
Possessing an innate desire to hunt, the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore is suited for hunting. It needs little or no training when it comes to performing its role in the fields.
It takes a stern trainer to take charge of a Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore hound. She is unlikely to obey the commands of an indecisive trainer and can be stubborn at times. Small “bribes” – tasty treats and a few minutes of play with a dog toy – can be used to encourage positive behavior.
The active Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore usually maintains good health throughout its life. Although it would be prudent to monitor members of the breed for joint, GI, and sensory health, viz:
- hip dysplasia;
- abdominal bloating or gastritis;
- ear infections;
- muscle sprains and injuries.
The Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore is usually content with quality dry food. The frequency of meals should match the dog’s lifestyle. It is recommended to give 4-5 cups of food per day, divided into two meals.