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French Tricolour Hound

The French Tricolour Hound was only recognised as a breed in 1957, making it the youngest of all French hounds.

About the French Tricolour Hound

The French Tricolour Hound is a happy blend of Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound, Poitevin and Billy. The aim was to produce a hound with less English blood to hunt deer and wild boar in packs.

These are large pack hounds with an elegant, muscular appearance. The French Tricolour Hound make strong athletes that perform to a very high level.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 6
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Independent / Lively / Hard-working

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Makes a great watchdog
  • Requires outdoor space

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