Originating in the 1700s, and believed to be the oldest of the French scent hounds, the medium-sized Porcelaine was developed for flushing and hunting hare, roe deer, and wild boar. It is also known as the Chien de Franche-Comté, after a French region bordering Switzerland.
The Porcelaine is thought to be a descendant of the English Harrier, the Laufhound of Switzerland, the Talbot Hound and the now-extinct Montaimboeuf.
The breed is renowned for it’s beautiful, shiny white coat that is said to resemble a porcelain statue.
Weight: Male: 55–62 lbs (25–28 kg) Female: 55–62 lbs (25–28 kg)
Height: Male: 22–23 inches (56–58 cm), Female: 21–22 inches (54–56 cm)
Coat: Short, fine and shiny.
Color: White. Orange on head/ears.
Life span: 12-13 years
Temperament: Active, Elegant, Gentle., Proud.
Health: Healthy breed. Some may be susceptible to hip dysplasia.
• Nearly became extinct during the French Revolution (1789–99) .
FCI: Group 6, Section 1.2 Scenthounds: Medium-sized #30