A medium-sized aromatic hound, the Anglo-Frank de Petite Venieri was developed several hundred years ago in France by mixing together several French hound dogs and English foxhounds for hunting small game such as rabbits. This dog bears a splendid resemblance to the English foxhound, and the ancestor is undisputed.
Rarely kept as a pet dog, the Anglo-Française de Petty Venieri is a working dog through and through, and as such, demands a lot of exercise and if any owner is anything other than hunting them This can be a challenge if you want to.
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.
Comparisons are often made to English and American foxhounds – dog breeds with similar physical characteristics. A beautiful and classic Hound Dog, the Anglo-Frank de Petty Venieri should be strong and well proportioned. Their head should be somewhat curved, though not domed. Their ears are medium in shape and curve towards the front of their face, less attached on their skulls. Their long muzzle has a distinctive ‘hound mouth’ with the upper lip hanging over their lower lips.
Their nostrils are relatively large with wide open nostrils, while their deep eyes are expressive and sometimes, they are implanted. Their limbs are muscular and support a strong body with a fairly deep chest and strong, straight back. Their thin tail should not be long. Members of the breed stand between 48 cm and 56 cm and weigh on average from 15 kg to 20 kg.
The short coat of Anglo-Franc de Petite Vanieri should be dense without brush and comes in two different varieties. It can be either tricolor (white and black with tan markings) or white and orange. A black saddle’s marking is a common scene. Those with a tricolor coat will have a black nose, while the rest of the dogs display a brown nose.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 daysThe primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time
As a medium-to-large breed, the Anglo-Française de Petit Venieri does well on a large-breed formula made with rich sources of protein and healthy fats. This breed can also do well on an active or working breed formula, given its high energy level and working life.
Daily exercise is an essential component in maintaining a happy and healthy Anglo-Frank de Petite Venieri. At least one hour of vigorous exercise should be provided each day and some individuals may require more than this. If possible, allowing your Anglo-Frank de Petite Venieri to participate in the hunt will help keep it content. If this is not an option, then regularly hiking, swimming and jogging the dog is a good option.
It is ill to attempt to keep this dog in a small apartment or house, as they are better for rural life. This is especially important if they are not kept as working dogs, as they will need a lot of land to burn and burn all their useless energy. A common complaint in under-exercised Anglo-Française de Petite Venieri is frequent barking. Their voices can be incredibly loud and they have the ability to bark for long periods of time at a time – a symptom that neither you nor your neighbor will appreciate.
With no health studies conducted on the population of Anglo-Frank de Petre Venieri dogs, it is difficult to estimate the health complaints from which they may suffer. As they are bred for the purpose rather than aesthetics, and due to the fact that they are not bred commercially, they enjoy good health and are mostly hardy individuals. The following list of health conditions within the population should be monitored:
Hounds in all breeds of dogs have pr floppy ‘ears, which are prone to develop ear infections. Infected ears emit a foul odor, are inconvenient for the dog, and may become red and thick with discharge. At the first sign of infection, a dog should be brought to the vet, who will diagnose the type of infection and provide appropriate treatment.
Medicated drops are usually prescribed with an ear cleaner that should be used regularly. Poor infections may need to be treated more thoroughly, and some dogs require an anesthetic to allow the vet to give their ears a deep cleaning, examine their earrings, and apply the medicine locally. Will be required.
Both hip and elbow dysplasia are orthopedic diseases with genetic components. Since breeding animals can be screened for these conditions, it is widely accepted that only those animals, which have hips and elbows, should be kept in the breeding pool. This may reduce the prevalence of these conditions within the breed’s population.
This is particularly important in working dogs, such as the Anglo-Franc de Petty Venieri, who rely too heavily on their mobility to allow them to do their jobs comfortably.