The Porcelain (Porcelaine) It is a breed of dog of French origin, possibly the most ancient race of Hounds in the country.
His original name is Chien de Franche-Comté, dog of the Franche-Comté, French region bordering Switzerland, which led to a debate on its origin, Although it has been decided his Gallic origin.
Seems to be descendant of the Harrier English, the Swiss Laufhounds and the now-extinct Montaimboeuf.
There are records of the breed, France from 1880, previously disappeared after the French Revolution, It has been later rebuilt, Thanks to the dedicated work of Swiss breeders, mainly.
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.
The name Porcelain 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
The porcelain is a hound, i.e. dogs in search of prey and its characteristics is valid for any kind of wild animal.
It has a strong character, energetic, very willful and obstinate when he is hunting. However, 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 you need plenty of exercise, reason why is not recommended for sedentary people.
Although they are fierce hunters, they are gentle and relatively easy to educate.
- Otros nombres: Porcelaine / Chien de Franche-Comté / Porcelainů.
- Group 6 / Section 1.2 – Medium-sized hounds.
Dogs breeds: Porcelain