Anything but fragile
Original Name : Porcelaine
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 21½-22¾ inches
Female size : 20¾-22 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : France
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.
Must be typical, clean and finely sculptured, rather long on the whole.
Broad, straight back, well defined withers, broad loins, very muscular, well set but not excessively long, slightly sloping croup.
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.
Fine, well curled inwards, rather pointed, reaching the end of the muzzle.
Well set, fairly strong at the base, thinning at the tip, medium long, never bushy, carried slightly curled.
Smooth, fine, close and glossy, without bald patches.
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.