The French White and Black 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.
Before the french revolution, hunting with large packs was one of the favorite entertainments of the French nobility. In addition, it also offered the opportunity to establish business relationships and resolve global political and economic issues. Unfortunately, the demise of the French upper class during times of political upheaval also meant the disappearance of numerous varieties of sniffer 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 from 1815 and 1900.
The true ancestry of the French Hound will likely 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 to a fairly limited extent in their breeding program.
The French Scent hounds was kept solely for hunting in large herds. 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). However, FCI recognition hardly increased the international awareness of this dog, so it did not win the appreciation of hunters from other countries. In addition, 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 French White and Black 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.
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 - 72 cm.
Females: 62 - 68 cm.
Character and skills French White and Black Hound
The sole function of French White and Black Hound is hunting, making it difficult to make a generalization about their behavior patterns 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. Like most trail 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 trait are immediately excluded from the breeding program. The French White and Black 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.
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
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, 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 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 strenuous physical activity. As a minimum, should be taken on a daily brisk walk of 45 minutes. You should always wear a leash while away, as it is very difficult to call you back once you have been lured by some interesting trail.
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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- CLASSIFICATION FCI: 220
- Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
- Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.
- – 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"
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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 (Spanish).