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French Tricolor Hound

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

About the French Tricolor Hound

The French Tricolor Hound is a happy blend of the Great Anglo-French Tricolor, Poitevin Hound and Billy dog breeds. 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 Tricolor Hound make strong athletes that perform at a very high level.

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

Breed specifics

Country
France
Group
FCI Group 6
Size category
Large
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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