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Porcelain

Porcelaines are bred for both hunting and coursing hares and are known for their speedy reactions, fine nose and distinctive voice.

About the Porcelain

Porcelaines are sturdy hounds originally bred in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France, which once gave them their name. Their white coat makes these very distinguished dogs easy to spot from a distance.

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

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
France
Group
FCI Group 6, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–13 years

Lively / Gentle / Sociable

Key facts

  • Loves to hunt
  • Good with people
  • Requires minimal grooming

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