cut 53 - 58cm
weight 25 - 30 kg
dress The dress is made of a finely coated smooth coat and a shiny sheen, on a fine, supple and marbled skin with numerous black spots which gave the dog its name.
head lean, relatively long, finely modeled and endowed with a well-developed nose
eyes dark and buried deep in the eye sockets
ear fine, pleated reach to the tip of the nose, but should not be tied above the eye line
tail medium long is firmly attached and thick at its root, tapering towards the tip, it is brushless in a discreet curve
behaviour gifted with a lively, intelligent and amiable temperament.
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 6 Section 1 no 30
Care: easy to look after, brush daily Utility: hunting dog easy to handle, enduring and possessing a good sense of smell. Life expectancy: 12 - 13 years
The Porcelaine is a descendant of the great hunting dogs of the Middle Ages. At the end of the 19th century, it was crossed with the Somerset Harrier, then breeders added the Grand Gascon Saintongeois. It is possible to consider that the first truly selected specimens of the current type of Porcelaine were presented on the occasion of a pedigree exhibition in Paris in 1889. It is a zealous hunter without excessive reactions which is very suitable for hunting hares and roe deer, less for hunting predators.