Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore
The Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore is a dog breed used in hunting as a scent hound that is it used to hunt through the scent of the prey. It is one of the Anglo-French hound breed which used to be in packs. They were developed by crossing English of Anglo foxhounds with the French scent.
The Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore is a typical hound with very general appearance having long legs, dropping ears along with a long tail. They have a short, tricolour double coat that is black, white and tan in colour. They stand up to 60 to 72 cm (24 to 28 in) tall it the withers and weigh around 34.5 to 35.5 kg (76 to 78 lbs).
The Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore is a result of the crossing between Foxhounds and Tricoloured Poitevins. A lot of strong influence of the combination can be seen on this breed. These animals are compact and strong, similar to the foxhound and possess a tri-coloured coat which is black in colour. They were used for hunting as a pack dog to hunt deer like, Red Deer and Roe Deer and also the Wild Boar and Fox. They have got the “Grand” in their name because of the label used to signify a pack used for the grand games.
The French Kennel Club recognized it and internationally was recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale in 1983. It is majorly kept as a hunting dog in France, not as a pet or a show dog. This breed was also exported to North America where United Kennel Club recognized it. It has been registered on the internet too and is mostly promoted as a rare breed for those who are in a need of a unique dog.
The Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore, an Anglo-French hound is a breed that requires a large amount of physical exercise. They are normally said to be good natured but still kept in the rural area itself because they may not adapt easily to the city life. They might not be much comfortable with the families and letting them off also may lead to some hazardous destructions.
The Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore has a tricolour coat which is a combinational pattern of some shades of black or brown, red or tan and some white too. There are two kinds of pigmentations that occur on these dogs, they are Eumelanin pigment, which gives the black colour to the back and the Phaeomelanin pigment which makes the belly tan or red in colour.
The Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore can be a blessing to the city, if it is trained properly else it could turn out to be a danger. The dogs of this breed should be taught about right behaviour at the beginning only. They should be leashed most of the times when outside the house. An untrained Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore or a disobedient one should not play with the kids.