The Entente Cordiale
Original Name : Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 25½-28½ inches
Female size : 24½-26¾ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : France United Kingdom
These brave, powerful dogs are built to chase down big game like wild boar and roe. Muscular and strong boned, Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hounds are as hardy and robust as their kinship to the Gascon Saintongeois would suggest.
Strong, rather short with parallel skull and muzzle lines.
Straight, well supported back, fairly broad, rather short loins, slightly sloping croup, well filled flanks, broad, deep chest.
White and black mandatory, with large black mantle and patches more or less widespread with or without black or bluish speckles, even small tan markings, but only on the legs.
Medium length, fairly flat at the base, curling towards the tip.
Strong at the base, long and straight, tapering to a slender point.
Smooth, fairly strong, close.
The forefather of the Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound breed is the Anglo-Saintongeois, a type that first appeared in the mid 19th century as a cross between the Hound of Saintonge and the Foxhound. The breed population is around 2000 and some 200 puppies are born every year. They are used in 20 or more roe deer packs and one deer pack. They are friendly dogs that form close relationships with humans and are easy to manage in packs.