Origin, classification and history
F.C.I classification: Group 6 - hounds and dogs by blood trail.
The three breeds of Grand Anglo-Français are relatively recent. When the "Poitevin" turned out to be too weak and slow for the job for which it was intended, due to its excessive consanguinity, the breeders introduced the English blood of the "Foxhound". In this way the Anglo-Français was created, which immediately proved to be better, in certain aspects of the "Poitevin", very quick and tenacious. In the classification of the International Cynological Federation, three races are distinguished, depending on the color of the coat, which however also have other differentiated characters. The tricolor Grand Anglo-Français, among the three races, is the one that most remembers the "Poitevin".
The Grand Anglo-Français Tricolore (Grande Anglo-Francese Tricolore) is a medium-large size dog, dolichocephalic dolichomorphic. It is morphologically classified as a Braccoid type. It has an elongated head with a moderately wide skull and a medium width muzzle of the same length as the skull. Its coat is white, black with a more or less extended back saddle, and pale tan markings. It is solid, elegant and muscular. It has a typical Hound expression. French dominated breed, endowed with a certain distinction, which can express the origin of the "Foxhound" in various degrees. Very well proportioned.
The three breeds of Grand Anglo-Français are very similar in character. They are very intelligent and obedient breeds. They love being outdoors and living outside. Determined and serious during their work. Very determined and independent. They have an excellent sense of smell and are fast enough in running. Dogs very resistant, both to harsh climates and to adverse weather conditions. They have no problem withstanding cold temperatures, obviously without exaggeration. They genetically inherited many of the behavioral characteristics of the breeds from which they derive. They have a calm and balanced temperament. They love to live in contact with their owner and love to take long walks with the latter. Gentle with people they know, a little wary of strangers.
Grand Anglo-Français Tricolore (photo www.infohund.de)
Grand Anglo-Français Tricolore (photo www.chiens-online.com)
Height: from 60 to 70 cm at the withers.
Trunk: chest well descended and quite wide. The ribs are long and rounded, never flat. Back straight and supported. The kidney is broad, muscular, straight, rather short. Belly slightly retracted and fairly full. Oblique rump and a good length.
Head and muzzle: moderately broad, rather flat skull, with a slightly visible occipital protuberance and slightly prominent eyebrows. Muzzle of medium length, almost equal to that of the skull, generally straight, well sculpted in the suborbital regions. Front furrow marked. Lips quite developed, with a certain square, never slender.
Truffle: large and black.
Teeth: complete in number and development.
Neck: quite long and strong, without pronounced dewlap.
Ears: of medium length, attached fairly wide at the level of the eye line, flat, then slightly turned.
Eyes: large, black-rimmed, brown.
Limbs: forelegs perfectly straight and strong. Lean and rather round feet. Hindquarters with muscular thighs, descended and quite robust. Large hocks, close to the ground and slightly bent.
Shoulder: long and flat.
Pace: loose, with an impression of solidity.
Tail: of good length, elegantly carried, with abundant hair.
Skin: white and black.
Hair: short, more or less strong.
Allowed colors: tricolor, most often with a black coat or with more or less extensive spots. Bright or copper-colored markings, without black spots (charcoal). The mixed color called "wolf" is not excluded. The excess of muskets must not be sought.
Most common defects: depigmentation, prognathism, enognatism, clear eyes, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, incorrect movement, defective rear end, colors not admitted by the standard, defective tail deflected or curved, faded tan markings, faulty markings that can damage a good use of the dog.
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