The French White and Orange Hound is a competent olfactory hound of French origin. It was developed specifically for hunting in large herds and today this breed is acquired exclusively for hunting. Despite her fabulous work skills, it can be found very rarely not only in European countries but also in its native France.
History French White and Orange Hound
The French White and Orange Hound is one of the three “French Scent hounds“, along with the French Tricolour Hound and the French White and Black Hound. All these dogs are olfactory dogs that hunt in large herds and listen to a hunter to orient themselves.
It's a race of recent creation; among its ancestors is undoubtedly the Billy, but we don't know exactly which dogs were used in their selection. Of the three French Hounds, the French White and Orange Hound is one of the rarest.
Physical characteristics French White and Orange Hound
The French White and Orange Hound is a distinguished French dog that gives a rustic impression. His eyes are big, brown and dark. Located slightly below the eyeline, your ears are flexible, fine, slightly screwed and reach the tip of the nose. Your walks are easy, adopts a light and sustained gallop.
Her hair is short and thin, lemon white or white-orange, as long as the orange isn't too dark, tending to red.
Height to the cross: 62 - 70 cm.. With 2 cm tolerance for maximum size.
Weight: A 30 Kg.
Character and skills French White and Orange Hound
The sole function of French White and Orange Hound is hunting, so it's hard to generalize about your patterns of behavior and temperament in a home environment. However, it is not necessary to suggest that a socialized specimen can become an educated and well-rounded family pet. As most scent hounds are friendly to children and like to be part of their exciting activities. This dog is probably too energetic and playful to be a suitable companion for a child.
The French White and Orange Hound tends to become somewhat distant and reserved in the presence of strangers. However, he will never show open aggression unless he suspects that something or someone threatens his family. Some of these dogs are vigilant enough to perform surveillance duties. This sociable and caring breed will make a terrible guardian, that he would rather greet an intruder by wagging his tail than resorting to necessary actions.
Canine aggressiveness is considered a major defect in the temperament of hounds, that were developed for herd hunting. For this reason, members with the slightest hint of this undesirable trait are immediately excluded from the breeding program. The French White and Orange Hound is known for its exceptional tolerance towards other canines. Despite its excessively peaceful nature, also requires early socialization in this regard. It is worth remembering that the breed has a very powerful drive to hunt down and kill other species of animals., especially stray cats. You can get along with individual family pets if you have been raised with them since your puppy.
Health of the French White and Orange Hound
The most common problems for the breed include:
– canine hip dysplasia;
– elbow dysplasia;
– eye problems;
– sarna demodex;
– skin infections;
– skin allergies;
– chronic ear infections;
– bloodhound ataxia.
Caring for the French White and Orange Hound
The French White and Orange Hound Needs a negligible amount of maintenance. Regular brushing will be enough to keep his short, graceful coat in reasonably good condition..
The ears of this breed are highly susceptible to irritation and infections, so its systematic examination and cleaning should become an essential part of care routines.
French White and Orange Hound Training
The training of the French White and Orange Hound poses a considerable challenge. The breed is a natural hunter and requires basic training in all that concerns its original hunting duties.. Unfortunately, his persistence in the search for prey turns into stubbornness in training. In addition, can't focus on the same boring task for a long time and is easily irritated by its multiple repetitions.
The best training strategy for this dog should include abundant rewards in the form of praise and tasty treats.. Negative reinforcement doesn't work with French White and Orange Hound and must be avoided at all costs.
Exercise with the French White and Orange Hound
The French White and Orange Hound it is an athletic and robust hunting dog, easily adapts to extremely strenuous physical activity. As a minimum, should be taken on a quick walk of 45 minutes a day. You should always wear a leash when you are outside, as it is very difficult to call you back once you have been lured by some interesting trail.
The French White and Orange Hound behaves calm and relaxed once exercise requirements have been fully met. Keep in mind that a little exercised dog will gradually develop behavioral problems as unpleasant as continuous barking, internal hyperactivity or destruction. This breed is best suited for suburban life in the house with a large, secure yard.
Type and recognitions:
- CLASSIFICATION FCI: 316
- Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
- Section 1.1: Large-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..
- – FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds. ⓘ
- – UKC – Scenthounds ⓘ
- – Central Canine Society ⓘ
FCI breed standard "French White and Orange Hound"
FCI - French White and Orange Hound