Porcelaine (Chien de Franche-Comté) Dog Breed Information
|Country of Origin||France|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Chien de Franche-Comte|
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Bred For||Hunting hare, deer, wild bore|
|Recognized By||AKC, FCI|
|Life Span||12-13 years|
|Ideal Weight||55-62 pounds|
|Ideal Height||22-23 inches|
|Fur Type||Short, dense, shiny|
|Common Colors||White and Orange|
Spotted or Patched
|Achievements||Named after a French region|
|Suitable for Apartments||moderately suitable|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||Harrier|
With elegant, proud and graceful personality the
The Procelaine were bred to drive small game and they are very affectionate and fond of love and attention, they like being with their family members, friends, and children. They excel as a house pet and is easy to handle.
Origin & History Of
The Procelaine are believed to be descended of the English Harrier along with the Mountaimboef and some other smaller Laufhounds.
Are They Child-Friendly?
Yes, Porcelaine is easy going with kids and loves to play games with them. They are highly energetic, so they never get bored when playing with children. However, like all other breeds supervision is needed when interacting with children to ensure that their play doesn’t become boisterous.
Temperament, Personality & Behavior
The Temperaments of Procelaine is energetic, elegant, independent, and powerful. They are never shy or timid and always eager to run and play and this nature makes them an excellent companion for
The Procelaine is an energetic and fierce hunter, but is a gentle and loyal at home and are relatively easy to handle. They behave well with other dogs and animals and are easy going around children.
These dogs are usually
The Porcelaine needs a good amount of mental and physical exercise to prevent behavior problem and early training to prevent them from being willful.
Some facts about Porcelaine:
- Most Porcelain Dogs are kept by hunters to still perform scenthound work.
- Their name comes from their coat color which is reminiscent of porcelain.
- Even though they are a rare breed, they are still a hound with hound attributes and looks.
- Its alternate name is the Chien de Franche-Comté, which named after a French region bordering Switzerland.
|Common Health Issues||Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Eye Problems, |
Obesity, Elbow Dysplasia
|Vaccination Required||Rabies, Kennel Cough, Leptospirosis,|
Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Distemper,
|Grooming||Effortless and Minimal Grooming Required|
|Weight Gain Potential||Average|
|Separation Anxiety||High Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Protein: 27%|
- Hip Dysplasia: It is important that working dogs have good mobility and healthy
joints.If your Procelaine seems to get affected by this disease then they should be nurtured.
- Ear Infections: Long ears on Procelaine can look extremely attractive but you never know they can result to develop chronic ear infections. A dog with an ear infection will feel uncomfortable and will often shake their head and will scratch their ear along the ground.
The Porcelaine is found in white and sometimes with orange spots.
Which Dogs Are They Similar To?
Dogs similar to Procelain are:
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