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The Anglo-Francais de Petite Vénerie

The list of dogs of French origin is particularly long. It includes breeds that are not very familiar to us, such as the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie. Balanced, tireless and tenacious, this dog excels in hunting activities, which does not prevent it from being a very good pet.

Characteristics of the Anglo-Francais de Petite Vénerie


The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is a solidly built dog, with a balanced silhouette and free of heaviness. It is a medium-sized animal that measures between 48 and 56 cm and weighs around 25 kg. It has a moderately broad and elongated head with a slightly accentuated stop and a convex skull. The dark nose, the slightly tapered muzzle and the slightly arched muzzle make this breed recognizable. The eyes are brown and large and have a lively expression, but with a touch of softness. Of medium size, the ears are supple and relatively thin. The Anglo-Francais de Petite Vénerie has a short and smooth coat. The coat can be bi-colored and display an orange and white color with a tobacco nose. It can also be white and black with the presence of tan markings and in this case, the nose will be black. Otherwise, white, black and tan tricolor coats are also accepted.

History of the Anglo-Francais de Petite Vénerie breed


The Anglo-Francais de Petite Vénerie is one of those French dog breeds that we don't usually hear about, but which is unanimously acclaimed by dog lovers for its many qualities. Very little is known about its true origins. According to history, the dog would have appeared in the 1950s and would have been born from a cross between several French medium-sized breeds such as the Petit Poitevin, the Saintongeois, the Porcelaine, the Harrier or the Petit Bleu de Gascogne. Originally, it would have been conceived to run the hare. Moreover, this dog has an exceptional speed. It was then progressively used to hunt foxes, roe deer or wild boar.

Necessary living conditions and behavior of the Anglo-Francais de Petite Vénerie


Its origins as a hunting dog do not deceive. The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie has the talents required for this activity. It is fast, enduring and above all, extremely fast. It is an animal which prefers to evolve in pack. In these conditions, it will put forward its ardor to work and its tenacity. It is devoid of aggressiveness and is not fearful either. The Anglo-Francais de Petite Vénerie can also live in a family, but it will be necessary to supervise it well in the presence of young children. On the other hand, it cannot adapt to the city life and must evolve rather in mountain or in the countryside.

Diet and main health problems of the Anglo-Francais de Petite Vénerie


The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie lives on average up to 12 years. It is not predisposed to any specific hereditary disease and reveals a good robustness. However, it is advisable to be careful with elbow or hip dysplasia, cataracts or demodecy. For his health, it will be necessary to simply provide him with rich and balanced meals which adapt to his energy expenditure. During the hunting season in particular, you should offer him a diet tailored to his needs, on the advice of a veterinarian.