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Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 344
Origin France United Kingdom Belgium
Other Names Talbot Hound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Large
Weight Male: 90-110 pounds (41-50 kg),
Female: 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg)
Height Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm),
Female: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm),,23-27 inches (58-68 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion and Guard Dog
Date of Origin 1860
Ancestry English Foxhound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse, Flat
Coat Colors White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Blue, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Tan, Red, Yellow
Coat Color Possibilities White, Cream, Gold, Red, Black, Silver, Blue, Sable, Fawn, Brindle
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors.
Brushing Frequency Twice a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Delicate, Gentle, Hard working, Hunting, Strong
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food Recommended daily amount: 4 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost The cost of a Talbot dog varies depending on the breed, age, and other factors. Generally, the monthly cost for a Talbot dog can range from $50 to $200.


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Talbot have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 8-10 puppies (Once a year.)


The Talbot dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in England. It is a cross between the English Setter and the English Pointer. The Talbot has a strong, muscular body with a long, straight muzzle and large, round eyes. Its coat is short and dense, usually white with black or brown markings. The Talbot has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years and can reach up to 24 inches in height at the shoulder. It typically weighs between 40 and 60 pounds.

The Talbot is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners. It is loyal, affectionate, and eager to learn new things. This breed loves being around people and enjoys playing games such as fetch or tug-of-war. The Talbot also gets along well with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if properly socialized from an early age.

The temperament of the Talbot dog is generally calm but alert when necessary. They are not aggressive but can be protective of their family if they feel threatened or sense danger nearby. They are also very active dogs who need plenty of exercise every day in order to stay healthy and happy.

The health of the Talbot dog is generally good but they may be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma if not properly cared for throughout their life span . Regular vet checkups are recommended for this breed in order to ensure their continued good health .

The adaptability level of the Talbot dog is high due to its friendly nature towards people , animals ,and children . This makes them great pets for families who have busy lifestyles since they can easily adjust to different environments . Additionally , these dogs require minimal grooming which makes them low maintenance pets .

Overall ,the Talbot dog makes an excellent companion for those looking for a loyal , loving pet that will bring joy into their lives . With proper care , training ,and socialization this breed can make wonderful additions to any family home!


The Talbot is a hunting dog breed that was once popular in England and France. The breed is named after Gilbert de Talbot, who was a Norman nobleman who lived in the 12th century. The Talbot was used for hunting deer, foxes, and hares. The breed almost became extinct during the French Revolution when many of the nobility were killed. The Talbot breed was saved by English noblemen who brought the dogs to England. The Talbot became popular again in England and France in the 19th century. The Talbot is recognized as a breed by the United Kennel Club and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

The Talbot is thought to be descended from the St. Hubert Hound, a hunting dog that was popular in France in the Middle Ages. The St. Hubert Hound was brought to England by William the Conqueror in 1066. The St. Hubert Hound is also the ancestor of the Bloodhound and the Basset Hound. The Talbot was used for hunting until the early 20th century when hunting with dogs was outlawed in many countries. Today, the Talbot is kept as a pet or companion dog.