AKC Group: Not recognized by the AKC. (This breed is too rare.)
Developed in France by combining French and English hounds, the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie remains a rare breed of dog. Its name translates to “Anglo (English)-French of Small Hunting.” These hound dogs were bred for scent hunting.
Size: 15 to 20 inches, 35 to 45 pounds.
Color: White and black, orange and white or tri-color.
Health problems: Few, but it’s a rare breed, so not too much is known.
When your Anglo-Francais picks up the scent, the dog will not relent. These guys were bred to do this and they love to work! As long as your yard is securely fenced, you can leave an Anglo-Francais outside during the day (as long as he also has a doghouse). Anglo-Francais don’t make the best family pets, they are gentle with children, but they prefer to work, rather than play. They can also be a bit stubborn — training will be difficult. The other living arrangement to consider is that they have the typical hound “bay.” They do better in the country where they won’t disturb so many neighbors.
Grooming is minimal. Its ears require the most attention. They droop, do you’ll need to clean them often to avoid infections. After time in the bush or fields, you should check your Anglo-Francais for fleas and ticks. Thankfully, they have a short coat, so this isn’t too difficult a task.
Their heads gently slope to a muzzle. They have prominent noses with wide nostrils. The eyes are large and soft. Legs are long and straight.