The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange (French White and Orange Hound) is one of three breeds typically classified as Chien Francais or French Hounds. The other two breeds being the Chien Francais Blanc et Noir and Chien Francais Tricolore; the French Black and White Hound and French Tricolor Hound respectively. The French Hounds are believed to have been developed from a mixture of living and now extinct French and English hound breeds, although a few breeds of French Braque (French Pointing Dog) may have been used as well. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange specifically is thought to be the result of crossing the Billy with other dogs. The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is also known as the French White and Orange Hound, White and Orange French Hound, and Francais Blanc et Orange.
Collectively, the French Hounds are sometimes known as the Youngest French Hounds, Newest French Hounds, or Rarest French Hounds and three breeds in this category share a similar history. For more information on the development of the Chien Francais Blanc et Noir, please see the article dedicated the Chien Francies as a group.