Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: 40 pounds
Height: 16-22 inches
Origin of Name: The Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie is a medium-sized breed of dog used in hunting as a scenthound.
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Several hundred years ago, hunting with dogs was an incredibly popular sport, and many hunters were searching for ideal prey, often breeding together a mixture of established breeds in their quest to develop the best hunting dog. The Anglo-Fresse de Petite venerea came about to breed with a variety of English foxheads and French hounds, including Poivin and Petit Blue de Gascogne.
Traditionally used by the French as a creepy dog for small game, the Anglo-Frank de Petite wainer is a dog that usually hunts in a pack. The word ite petit in French means 'small', but it does not refer to the height of the dog, but rather the size of the prey that it hunts.
Rarely seen outside France, the Anglo-Frank de Petit Venieri is recognized by the French Kennel Club and is still used for the purpose it originally hunted. It is, in fact, rare to find an Anglo-Frank de Petite venerie used exclusively as a pet or show dog. Both UKC and FCI have recognized the breed within their odor hound group.
Sometimes sold abroad as a rare breed, exported to small minority countries, such as the USA and Italy, although they can be incredibly difficult to source.