Hands across the Channel
Original Name : Anglo-Français de petite vénerie
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 19-22 inches
Female size : 19-22 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : France
These well balanced, solidly built dogs are never heavy. Viewed from above, they closely resemble other French hounds.
Elongated, not too broad, superficial occipital crest.
Straight, firm back, fairly short, muscular loins, slightly sloping, fairly long croup.
White and black with bright or pale tan markings and black nose, or white and orange with brown (tobacco) nose.
Set firmly under the line of the eyes, supple, turned slightly, medium-sized.
Medium length, fairly thin, well set in the extension of the line of the loins.
Short, close and smooth.
Both the United Kingdom and France have a rich tradition of game dogs. The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is the result of exchanges between the two countries that go back centuries. Unfortunately, the breed was long regarded as a pariah by many dog fanciers and it owes its recognition to a number of dedicated breeders. Nowadays, it is widely used to hunt hares, wolves and wild boar.