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Chien français blanc et orange
French White and Orange Hound
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The Chien Français Blanc et Orange
(FCI No.316) is a breed
of dog of the scenthound type, originating in France. The breed is used for
hunting in packs and descends from the old Hound of Saintonge type
of large hunting dog.
The breed is a typical large French hunting pack hound, with a
lean and muscular body, long legs, slightly domed head, long drop
ears, and slightly square flews. Size is 62 to a maxium size of 70
cm (23.6 to 27.6 ins) at the withers, making it slightly smaller than the Chien
français blanc et noir.
The colour of the coat is white and orange, but the orange
should never appear to be a red colour. The dog's skin is the same
colour as the fur, orange under the orange fur and white under the
white fur. Faults
are listed as physical or behavioural abnormalities, and a dog with
such faults should not be bred.
The breed is noted for its perseverance on the hunt as well as a
good nose and voice. Unusual for pack dogs, it is friendly and easy
for humans to manage.
The Chien français blanc et orange are pack hunting dogs, which
means that groups of dogs are hunted together, always directed by a
human, not running about hunting by themselves.