Chien Francais Blanc et Orange
Francais Blanc et Orange – General Description
The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange, translated into English as the French White and Orange Hound, is a breed of dog of the scenthound type, originating in France. The breed is used for hunting in packs and descends from the old Hound of Saintonge type of large hunting dog.
Classification and Standards
- FCI Group 6, Section 1.1, #316
- UKC Scenthound Group
Character & Temperament
Temperament of individual dogs may vary, but in general dogs bred to be pack hunting dogs do not make good pets.
The Francais Blanc et Orange are pack hunting dogs, which means that groups of dogs are hunted together, always directed by a human, not running about hunting by themselves.
Size & Appearance
The breed is a typical large French hunting pack hound, with a lean and muscular body, long legs, slightly domed head, long drop ears, and slightly square flews. Size is 23.6 inches to a maxium size of 27.6 inches (62 to 70 cm) at the withers, making it slightly smaller than the Chien Francais blanc et noir.
The color of the coat is white and orange, but the orange should never appear to be a red color. The dog’s skin is the same color as the fur, orange under the orange fur and white under the white fur. Faults are listed as physical or behavioral abnormalities, and a dog with such faults should not be bred.
The breed is noted for its perseverance on the hunt as well as a good nose and voice. Unusual for pack dogs, it is friendly and easy for humans to manage.
Health & Maintenance
No unusual health problems or claims of extraordinary health have been documented for this breed.
- Breed Standard – http://www.fci.be/uploaded_files/316GB__en-2.doc
- Club du chien d’ordre (in French) – http://www.venerie.org/tout_chiens_ordre.php?PHPSESSID=%20c6723c4b89ac4e824009e57b9f207ca2
Francais Blanc et Orange (French White and Orange Hound)
FCI-Standard N° 316 / 18.06.1996 / GB
TRANSLATION : Mrs Peggy Davis.
ORIGIN : France.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 01.02.1982.
F.C.I. CLASSIFICATION :
- Group 6 Scenthounds and related related breeds.
- Section 1.1 Large-sized Hounds.
With working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE :
Typical French hound, distinguished, giving an impression of being rustic.
Quite large, moderately elongated.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Slightly domed, occipital crest barely marked. Without prominent superciliary arches.
Stop : Well marked.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Well developed, black, brown-orange.
Muzzle : Of almost equal length to that of the skull.
Lips : Quite pronounced giving the muzzle a certain squareness.
Eyes : Large, brown and dark.
Ears : Set slightly below eye level, supple, fine, slightly twisted and reaching to about to two fingers from the on-set of the nose.
Straight, quite long, slight dewlap.
Back : Broad and straight.
Loin : Normally arched.
Croup : Round without falling away.
Chest : Broad. Ribs rounded.
Flank : Well filled.
Strong and broad.
Shoulders : Sloping and well muscled.
Thighs : Very muscular.
Hocks : Near to the ground and slightly bent.
Rather easy, gallop light and sustained.
White with yellow or orange markings; the palate can be yellow. Scrotum white or yellow.
Short and fine.
White-lemon or white and orange on condition that the orange is not too dark going on to red.
Height at the withers : 62-70 cm with 2 cm tolerance for the maximum size.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
- Faulty conformation.
- Muzzle thin or too long.
- Overshot or undershot mouth.
- Light eyes.
- Tail curved up or deviated.
- Colors of the coat other than those previously mentioned, particularly black or red hair.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioral abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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