ANGLO-FRANÇAIS DE PETITE VÉNERIE Appearance

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The Anglo- Francais de Petite Venerie combines the body and coloration of an English breed such as the Foxhound with the head and face of a French hound, and consequently looks very similar in appearance to a number of other breeds, especially the American Foxhound.  This breed is the epitome of a medium-sized dog.  

Most breed members stand between 19 and 22 inches tall at the shoulder, with the average females standing about an inch shorter than the average male.  An Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie in good shape will normally weigh between 35 and 45 pounds, although working hunting dogs may weight slightly less.  This is a working hunter and should appear as such.  This is a very muscular and fit dog that is usually appears quite lean but not thin.  

The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is a very well-proportioned dog that does not possess any exaggerated feature which could reduce its mobility or hunting ability.  The tail of the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is of average length and usually held in and either straight or with a slight curve.   The head and face of the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is very similar to that of other French hounds.  The head of this breed is generally proportional to the size of the body, but is often somewhat narrow.  The head and muzzle of this breed blend in very smoothly with each other and are not very distinct, in many ways resembling those of a sighthound.  The muzzle itself is very long in proportion to the skull, giving the dog the maximum area for scent receptors.  

This muzzle possesses slightly pendulous lips and ends in a wide, black nose.  The eyes of the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie are large and brown, and very often appear as though they are pleading.  The ears of this breed are both very long and very wide.  They droop down very low, usually parallel to the cheeks but sometimes facing forwards.  The overall expression of more breed members is soft, kind, and intelligent.  

Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie 8The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie possesses the short, smooth, and dense coat common to many scenthounds.  The hair is generally uniform in length over the entire body but may be slightly shorter on the fronts of the legs, feet, head, ears, and face.  Unlike most British scenthounds, the hair on the tail of the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is uniform in length and is completely devoid of a brush.  This breed is found in three different color patterns; orange and white, white and black, and white and black with orange/tan markings.  

Many of these dogs exhibit the black saddle-shaped marking commonly found on the backs of many English scenthounds, often with orange or tan markings in between the black and white on the coat.