Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange
Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange – General Description
The Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange translated into English as the Great English-French White and Orange Hound, is a breed of dog used in hunting as a scenthound, usually in packs. It is one of the Anglo-French hound breeds which were created by crossing French scenthounds with English (Anglo) foxhounds.
Classification and Standards
- FCI Group 6, Section 2, France #324
- 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.
Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange is descended from crosses between the Billy and Foxhounds in the late 1800s. The names of all the various Anglo-French hound breeds and varieties were all officially described with the term “Anglo-Français” in 1957. They are used as a pack dog to hunt large game such as Roe Deer, boar, or smaller animals such as fox. Although these are large dogs, “Grand” does not necessarily refer to the size of the dogs. “In most cases it is simply a label for a pack that is used for larger game”.
Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange is recognized in its country of origin by the Société Centrale Canine (French Kennel Club) and internationally by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in Group 6, Scenthounds. It is bred and kept primarily as a hunting dog, not as a pet or show dog. The breed has been exported to North America, where it is recognized by the United Kennel Club in its Scenthound Group. It is also registered by minor kennel clubs and internet dog registry businesses, and is promoted as a rare breed for those seeking a unique pet.
Size & Appearance
A big, powerful hound that shows the influence of the English foxhound in general appearance. The breed has long legs, long drop ears, and a long tail. They stand 24-28 inches (60-70 cm) at the withers.
Coat color is white with white-lemon or white-orange marks, the orange should not appear to be red. Faults are listed as deviations in appearance or structure that have an effect on the health and working ability of the dog, as well as the appearance, and indicate that the dog with such faults should not be bred. Some of the faults listed are aggression or shyness, butterfly nose, off-color, excessive dewlap, and tail curved or deviated to the side.
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/324gb97_en.doc
- Clark, Anne Rogers; Andrew H. Brace (1995). The International Encyclopedia of Dogs. Howell Book House. pp. 87. ISBN 0-87605-624-9. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Rogers_Clark
- French Kennel Club – http://www.scc.asso.fr/
- Alephalpha (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Grand Anglo-Francais Blanc et Orange (Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound
FCI-Standard N° 324 / 21. 04. 1997 / GB
TRANSLATION : Mrs. Peggy Davis, brought up to date by Dr. J.-M. Paschoud.
ORIGIN : France.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 27.01.1983.
F.C.I. CLASSIFICATION :
Group 6 Scenthounds and related
Section 1.1. Large-sized Hounds.
With working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE :
Quite a strong dog, powerful, showing more English blood in his head than his tricolour colleague.
Quite short and broad.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Rather broad and flat without occipital protuberance; superciliary arches not prominent.
Stop : Well marked.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black or orangy brown.
Muzzle : Bridge of nose rather shrot.
Lips : Extending over the lower jaw and giving the muzzle some squareness.
Eyes : Big, brown and dark.
Ears : Set on quite broadly at eye level line or slightly above, quite thick, slightly turned in and rather short.
Straight; slight dewlap.
Back : Broad and muscular.
Loin : Broad, rather short.
Croup : Rather round.
Chest : Quite deep and let down. Ribs long, slightly rounded.
Flank : Well filled out.
Quite long, sometimes towards the tip with few longer and coarser, slightly offstanding hairs (like ears of grain) around the tail.
Strong, broad and vertical.
Shoulders : Close to the chest but well muscled.
Thighs : Muscular and fleshy.
Hocks : Slightly bent and close to the ground.
Feet : Rather ground.
White with orange or yellow patches.
Short and not too thick.
White-lemon or white-orange on condition that the orange is not too dark tending to red.
Height at the withers : 60 cm to 70 cm.
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.
- Faults of conformation.
- Butterfly nose.
- Muzzle too thin.
- Over-or undershot mouth.
- Light eyes.
- Excessive dewlap.
- Curved tail or deviated to the side.
- Colors of coat other than those previously mentioned (black or red hair).
ELIMINATING FAULTS :
- Aggressive or overly shy.
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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