Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-13 years
Weight: Male: 26-30, Female: 24-28
Height: Male: 22-23, Female: 21-22
Origin of Name: The Porcelaine is a fierce hunting dog that has been bred to hunt independently without many orders from the owner.
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Porcelain is a medium-sized French scent hound. They were developed for flushing and hunting, hunting of deer and wild boar. It is considered the oldest French scent hound breed in existence. He is also known as Chien de French-Comte, a French region referring to the border of Switzerland.
In the 1700s, there are records showing this breed in France and Switzerland. It is known that the porcelain bacround may include the English harrier, the Loughhounds, the Montambaugh and the Talbot Hound. Most of the breeding took place in the abbey of Vaud, Savoy and Luxuil, and Clooney, especially with Choisul's family. During the French Revolution, the breed was almost lost, but has since been rebuilt using French hounds such as Somerset, Gescon Santongoise and Billy. These outcrosses gave porcelain the zeal, size and strength to hunt wild boar and stag. Described as strong and austere, it is a hunter capable of walking long distances and working in steep, rugged terrains. The Club du Porcelain in France was founded in 1971 to protect the breed and is currently moderate in France and Italy. A low number of breeds are found throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. The breed was recognized by the FCI in 1975.
Porcelain can arrive in the United States as a gift from the King of France to President George Washington. There are records suggesting that porcelain was imported through the port of New Orleans in the late 1800s, but were lost to crossbreeding with local wounds. More recently, porcelain was imported into the United States in 2009 and currently, the U.S. And fewer than 300 are believed to be in Canada.