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Tricolor French Hound


 

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Group: Hounds
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The Tricolor is one of the "chiens d’ordre," or large French hounds. It is one of a group of six breeds, which were formerly known as batards, or cross-breeds. A prefix was once used to indicate the region they came from, for example, Batards du Haut-Poitou. Such names were replaced in 1957, thus creating the Anglo-Français Tricolor, Anglo Français Blanc et Noir, Anglo-Français Blanc et Orange and the Français Tricolor, Français Blanc et Noir and the Français Blanc et Orange. The breeds are the result of various crosses between French hounds such as the Poitevins, Billys, Bleu de Gascogne and Gascon-Saintongeois with tricolor and bi-color Foxhounds.

The Tricolor French hound is used to hunt red deer or roe deer and some hunt packs of wild boar.

 

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