Original Name : Français Tricolore
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 24½-28½ inches
Female size : 23½-26¾ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : France
The Chien Français Tricolore is a happy blend of Grand anglo-français tricolore, Poitevin and Billy. The aim was to produce a hound with less English blood to hunt deer and wild boar in packs.
Not too imposing, but fairly long, with pronounced occipital protuberance.
Sustained, solid back, deep, well let down chest, long, not too flat ribs, very slightly tucked up belly.
Tricolor, with more or less widespread mantle. Bright or even coppery tans preferred.
Broader than the Poitevin’s, set high at eye level, turned slightly but not too supple.
Fairly long, carried high and elegantly.
Smooth and rather fine.
These elegant, well boned, muscular pack hounds are mid-way between the Poitevin and the Anglo-Français in morphological terms. They are strong athletes that perform to a very high level in packs.
The Chien Français Tricolore was only recognized as a breed in 1957, making it the youngest of all French hounds.