Chien Francais Blanc et Orange

50-80 lbs
24-28"
France
French White and Orange Hound, White and Orange French Hound, Francais Blanc et Orange

The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is relatively rare outside of his native France. He is one of three hounds classified as Chien Francais or French Hounds. The other two breeds are the Chien Francais Tricolore and the Chien Francais Blanc et Noir. These breeds originally were one but throughout the years, fanciers have separated them and developed different breed standards for each. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is a happy, energetic dog that was bred to work within a pack as a scent hound. He is not recommended for apartment living because he is extremely high energy and will require a lot of space to run and play. 

Purpose
Scenthound
Date of Origin
1900s
Ancestry
French and English Hounds

Chien Francais Blanc et Orange Health

Average Size
Male Chien Francais Blanc et Orange size stats
Height: 24-28 inches Weight: 50-80 lbs
Female Chien Francais Blanc et Orange size stats
Height: 24-28 inches Weight: 50-80 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Usually A Very Healthy Breed
Minor Concerns
  • None Known
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • OFA
  • Yearly Physical Examination

Chien Francais Blanc et Orange Breed History

 The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange was developed in the early 1900s and is thought to descend from French and English hounds of varying origins, most probably from the Hound of Saintonge. The Hound of Saintonge is now considered extinct. Many researchers believe that there are a few French Braque breeds in his lineage, specifically the Billy. French Braque simply means French Pointing Dog. The Billy is a pointing dog that dates back to the 19th century and was used as a pointer and scent hound. He was also mainly a pack animal meaning he hunted with a pack of other hunting dogs, very similar to his cousin the Chien Francais Blanc et Orange. The Chien Francais, or French Hound breed originated prior to the 1900s however, it was not until breed enthusiasts decided to split the breed into three distinct breeds that the Chien Francais Blanc et Orange came into existence with his own breed standard. Chien Francais breeds are the Chien Francais Tricolore and the Chien Francais Blanc et Noir. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange, along with his two French Hound cousins, are sometimes referred to by dog fanciers as the Youngest French Hounds, Rarest French Hounds or even the Newest French Hounds. Because of his relatively new history, there is not much information on the Chien Francais Blanc et Orange. It was in 1957 that a committee was formed to revise the groupings and standards of all hounds that were considered to have originated within France. This committee decided to divide the hounds into two major groupings: Anglo-French and French. In other words, one group consisted of breeds that had English blood and the other group did not have English blood. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1996. He is also recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale. 

Chien Francais Blanc et Orange Breed Appearance

The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is a large size hound that is an elegant, but powerful dog. He should have well-defined muscles without looking bulky or cumbersome. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange has a domed head, long legs and ears that are long and hanging. His domed head should only be slight and the occipital bone on his skull should be barley marked with the arches over his eyebrows being prominent. His ears are set slightly under the line of his eye and are thin, soft and a little wrinkled. His ears should extend past his nose by two fingers when pulled forward. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange has a somewhat larger, well-developed nose with open nostrils. His nose can be black or brown-orange in color. He should have large, dark brown eyes; lighter colored eyes are not acceptable. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange has smooth, fine hair that will become somewhat denser in the colder months. There are only two acceptable color patterns for the Chien Francais Blanc et Orange: white and lemon or white and orange. The orange coloring should never be dark or appear reddish in color. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Chien Francais Blanc et Orange eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Chien Francais Blanc et Orange nose
Black
brown Chien Francais Blanc et Orange nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
white Chien Francais Blanc et Orange coat
White
fawn Chien Francais Blanc et Orange coat
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Chien Francais Blanc et Orange straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Chien Francais Blanc et Orange Breed Maintenance

The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is a relatively low maintenance dog. He has a smooth, fine coat that will shed lightly in the spring and summer. Generally, going over him once a month with a soft slicker brush or a hound mitt is enough to keep his coat healthy. Owners wanting to exhibit him in conformation shows will want to brush him about once a week. Because of his fine coat, he does not generally have a smell. Bathing is not needed often unless he has been out hunting and found something smelly. When bathing, use a mild shampoo and make certain all shampoo is rinsed to avoid skin irritation. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange has long ears that hang down therefore after a bath dry the inside of his ears thoroughly to ensure no moisture is left behind to cause an infection. Clean his ears once a week and trim his nails as needed. 

Brushes for Chien Francais Blanc et Orange
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Chien Francais Blanc et Orange requires monthly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Chien Francais Blanc et Orange Temperament

The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is a high energy, intelligent hound that can be quite vocal. He has a voice that is definitely distinguishable and can drive your neighbors crazy. He requires a large yard with a sturdy fence to burn off energy as well as daily playtime or interaction with you. Do not leave him alone in the backyard for long periods of time; he will become the neighborhood nuisance. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is a pack dog, therefore, he will do well with other dogs and will many times prefer the company of his canine friends to you. He will require socialization and training to begin at an early age. Training him should be straightforward and simple. Ensure that he has plenty of mental and physical stimulation; this will help him become a loving family companion. Spend an hour outside with him going for a walk, doing scent work or simply playing fetch. 

Chien Francais Blanc et Orange Activity Requirements

The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is a very high energy dog and will require a lot of time to wear himself out. He is not suited for apartment life and does need a large, fenced yard to run and play. Being a scenthound, he will constantly be sniffing for a trail to follow so put him to work. Doing scent work with your Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is a great way to bond with him in a fun way and help him expel his energy. Barn hunts and other dog sports may also be an acceptable outlet of energy for him because he will have to use his brain as well as his nose.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Chien Francais Blanc et Orange Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Chien Francais Blanc et Orange Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Chien Francais Blanc et Orange size stats at six months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 32 lbs
Female Chien Francais Blanc et Orange size stats at six months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 32 lbs
12 Months
Male Chien Francais Blanc et Orange size stats at 12 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 50 lbs
Female Chien Francais Blanc et Orange size stats at 12 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 50 lbs
18 Months
Male Chien Francais Blanc et Orange size stats at 18 months
Height: 26 inches Weight: 65 lbs
Female Chien Francais Blanc et Orange size stats at 18 months
Height: 26 inches Weight: 65 lbs

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