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French White and Black Hound
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French White and Black Hound

Of the three French Scent hounds, the French White and Black Hound, is the best known.


The French White and Black Hound is a competent olfactory hound of French origin. It was specifically developed for hunting in large packs 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.


Before the french revolution, hunting with large packs was one of the favorite pastimes of the French nobility. It also, it also offered the opportunity to establish trade relations and resolve global political and economic issues.. Unfortunately, the demise of the French upper class during times of political turmoil also meant the demise of numerous varieties of tracker hounds. After Napoleon's defeat, monarchical power was rebuilt and hound hunting regained its popularity. Thanks to technological advances in maritime traffic, dog breeding became a much less difficult task and many British hounds were sent to France during the period between 1815 and 1900.

The true ancestry of the French Hound will probably never be discovered as most early breeders did not bother to keep any breeding records.. However, it can be stated with quite certainty that the breed was created by mixing live and now extinct breeds of French and English hounds. The Saintongeois, Gascon Saintongeois and Poitevin hound were the main ancestors of the French White and Black Hound. It is commonly believed that other breeds were used on a rather limited basis in their breeding program..

The French Scent hounds kept solely for hunting in large packs. Its largest quarry were large wild animals such as deer, the wolf and the boar. A group of several hounds detected the scent trail of one of these mammals and chased it., barking loudly so the hunter could go after them. Depending on the type of animal pursued, the dogs were to corner him or kill him immediately.

The number of specimens of this breed of hound drastically decreased after two world wars. French hunting enthusiasts managed to save her, although many unique French breeds were lost to the world during these terrible times. In 1957, the French Hound was fully recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). But, FCI recognition hardly increased the international awareness of this dog, so he did not win the appreciation of hunters from other countries. It also, currently their breeding and therefore their population are supported solely by the French hunting community. In general, the future of French White and Black Hound you will be fairly insured as long as there are fans of dog hunting in your homeland.

Physical characteristics Black and white French Hound

The French White and Black Hound is a big dog, distinguished and well balanced. His dark eyes give him a smart and confident look. Quite large at birth, her tail is carried high enough.
These dogs are highly prized in many deer crews for their qualities: fineness of nose, application, seriousness, throat. dog friendly, close to man; easy in the kennel.
He has short hair, quite strong and close.

COLOR : The coat should be black and white with a more or less extensive black coat or patches, which may show black or bluish spots, or even small tan marks, but these only in the limbs. A pale tan patch over each eye, as well as a pale tan on the cheeks, under the eyes, under the ears and at the base of the tail. The “deer mark” on the thigh is quite common.

Males: 65 to 72 cm.
females: 62 to 68 cm.

Character and skills French White and Black Hound

The only function of French White and Black Hound is hunting, so it is difficult to make a generalization about their behavior patterns and temperament in a home environment. But, it is not necessary to suggest that a socialized specimen can become an educated and well-rounded family pet. Like most track hounds, he is gentle with children and likes to be a part of their exuberant activities.. This dog is probably too energetic and playful to be a suitable companion for a child..

The French White and Black 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 characteristic are immediately excluded from the breeding program. The French White and Black Hound is known for its exceptional tolerance towards other canines. Despite his 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.

French White and Black Hound Health

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 Black Hound

The French White and Black 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 Black Hound Training

the education of French White and Black Hound poses a considerable challenge. The breed is a natural hunter and requires fairly basic training in all that concerns its original hunting duties.. Unfortunately, its persistence in the search for prey turns into obstinacy in training. It also, cannot concentrate on the same boring task for a long time and is easily irritated by its many 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 Black Hound and must be avoided at all costs.

Exercise with the French White and Black Hound

The French White and Black Hound it is an athletic and robust hunting dog, easily adapts to extremely intense physical activity. As minimum, should be taken on a daily brisk walk of 45 minutes. You should always wear a leash while away, since it is very difficult to call him back once he has been drawn down some interesting path.

The French White and Black Hound behaves calm and relaxed once exercise requirements have been fully met. It must be borne in mind that a poorly exercised dog will gradually develop such unpleasant behavior problems as continuous barking, internal hyperactivity or destruction. This breed is best suited for suburban life in the house with a large, secure yard.

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Type and recognitions:

  • 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.
  • Central Canine Society

FCI breed standard "French White and Black Hound"

FCIFCI - French White and Black Hound

Alternative names:

1. Chien Français Blanc et Noir (English).
2. Français blanc et noir (French).
3. Français blanc et noir (German).
4. Français blanc et noir (Portuguese).
5. Sabueso francés blanco y negro (español).

Photo: https://www.centrale-canine.fr/le-chien-de-race/francais-blanc-et-noir

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