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Francia FCI 30 . Medium-sized Hounds


The Porcelaine It is a dog living in the family, is extremely friendly and affectionate.



The origin of the breed is unknown Porcelaine, although it is probably the oldest breed of dog in the world “Franche-Comté”. It is said to be descended from the great “dogs Saint-Hubert blancs de Lorraine”, themselves descendants of the “real white dogs” used in royal hounds at the time of Francis I. Before the French Revolution, the white and orange hounds were present on the lands of the abbeys of Luxeuil and Cluny.

After the revolution, the breed was close to extinction, breeding resumed in the mid-19th century with the help of Swiss breeders. In 1844, similar dogs were called “briquets francs-comtois“. The porcelain name is said to have been given by the Marquis Théodore de Foudras.

Already in 1898 his race was consolidated. As of this year he could be found in exhibitions.

The slim build and the noble head are also witnesses to this tradition. In times past the breed was used especially for hunting. This happened especially in Switzerland, France and Italy. There these tracking dogs have been found for centuries.

Physical characteristics “Porcelaine”

It's a dog very striking within the French dogs, its own structure gives us the pattern that is the great race.

As shown in the canine group for which they are registered by the Federation Cynologique Internationale, is a Hound of median sizeto. Males have one height the cross of 56 to 58,5 cm and the females of between 53,5 and 56 cm., weighing between 25 and 28 kg.

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The name Porcelaine He was born in allusion to his bright clothes, It seems made of porcelain. Its skin is white, sometimes with orange spots, most common in ears.

The eyes are dark and have a loving gaze and intelligent. The ears they are fine and well retracted, they often end in a tip and reach the end of the snout.

The nose is black with large nasal Windows, It has black eyes and ears that fall, similar to the Labrador.

The neck It is long and the tail starts thick and just fine, It is quite long and the dog carries slightly curved.

The hair thick fine is glossy and satin, There must not be any part of the body hairless.

The color the fur is white. You can submit Orange stains of rounded shape that we extend never forming a mantle, these spots appear many times overlapping other dark spots on the skin.

Character and skills “Porcelaine”

The Porcelaine It is a bloodhound, that is to say, dogs that search for prey and due to its characteristics it is valid to search for any type of wild animal.

It has a strong character, energetic, very willful and obstinate when he is hunting. But, When it is at rest is a very be quiet.

If you live within the family, is extremely friendly and loving. He is patient and well tolerated in children.

They have a very high level of activity, so he needs a lot of exercise, reason why is not recommended for sedentary people.

Although they are fierce hunters, they are gentle and relatively easy to educate.

Care of the “Porcelaine”

the care of him Porcelaine not related to their fur so much. The short-haired breed requires little effort in grooming. But you should pay close attention to your surroundings. A small flat doesn't always do it justice. There your needs are not met.

But it is not necessary to have a country house to maintain this beautiful breed.. Several walks a day can also keep dogs busy.. This shows that dogs need variety and tasks. Also the game should be in the task list.

Find the breeder of “Porcelaine” suitable

If you are interested in this breed of dog and want to find the breeder of Porcelaine suitable, you may have to search for a long time. This breed of dog is rarely found. It also, cubs are often only given to hunters.

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1.2: Medium-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..


  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • Central Canine Society

FCI breed standard "Porcelaine"

FCIFCI - Porcelaine

Alternative names:

    1. Chien de Franche-Comté (English).
    2. Chien de Franche-Comté, briquets francs-comtois (French).
    3. Chien de Franche-Comté (German).
    4. Porcelaine (Portuguese).
    5. Perro del Franco Condado (español).
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