The Chien Francais Blanc et Noir (French Black and White Hound) is one of three breeds typically classified as Chien Francais or French Hounds. The other two breeds being the Chien Francais Blanc et Orange and Chien Francais Tricolore; French White and Orange 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 Noir specifically is thought to be primarily descended from the Saintongeois, Gascon-Saintongeois, and Poitevin with lesser influence from other breeds. The Chien Francais Blanc et Noir is also known as the French White and Black Hound, White and Black French Hound, and the Francais Blanc et Noir.
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.