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Porcelaine

Anything but fragile

Breed
FCI-6
Scenthounds and Related Breeds
FCI
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Original Name : Porcelaine

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 21½-22¾ inches

Female size : 20¾-22 inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : France

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Porcelaines are specialized in hares, participating in both hunting with guns and coursing. They are known for their speedy reactions, fine nose and distinctive voice.

Head+

Must be typical, clean and finely sculptured, rather long on the whole.

lupoid

Body+

Broad, straight back, well defined withers, broad loins, very muscular, well set but not excessively long, slightly sloping croup.

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Coat+

Very white with roundish orange spots, but never on the mantle, usually on top of other spots of black pigmented skin. Very characteristic orange ticking on the ears.

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Ears+

Fine, well curled inwards, rather pointed, reaching the end of the muzzle.

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Tail+

Well set, fairly strong at the base, thinning at the tip, medium long, never bushy, carried slightly curled.

lupoid

Hair+

Smooth, fine, close and glossy, without bald patches.

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Porcelaines are sturdy hounds originally bred in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France, which once gave them their name. They owe their current name to the Marquis de Foudras, a passionate dog fancier and enthusiastic author of hunting novels.Their white coat makes these very distinguished dogs easy to spot from a distance.

Did you know ?

Porcelaines owe their name to their color. The orange spots overlaying spots of black pigmented skin on the white coat produce a transparency effect evocative of the enamel coating of porcelain.

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