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Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

For centuries, the breed was caught in the middle of a disagreement between dog fanciers, which meant that the standard was not recognized in France until 1978.

About the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

These well balanced, solidly built dogs are never heavy. Viewed from above, they closely resemble other French hounds. Both the United Kingdom and France have a rich tradition of game dogs.

The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is the result of exchanges between the two countries that go back centuries. Unfortunately, the breed was long regarded as a pariah by many dog fanciers and it owes its recognition to a number of dedicated breeders. Nowadays, it is widely used to hunt hares, wolves and wild boar.

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

Breed specifics

Country
France
Group
FCI Group 6
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
11–13 years

Lively / Loyal / Independent

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Gentle with children
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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