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Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 55 - 62 lbs.

Height: 21" - 23"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: France

Also Known As: Chien de Franche-Comte

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Porcelaine is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


The Porcelaine is an active breed that makes a friendly, loving companion, as well as a keen hunting dog.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


The breed originated in France during the 1600s, but was nearly extinct after the French Revolution. The breed was refreshed by breeding with the Swiss Hound. It is still somewhat rare and almost exclusively found in France or Switzerland.