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Porcelaine Dog Breeds
Also known as the Chien de Franche-Comté after a French region bordering Switzerland who once claimed this breed as their own, the Porcelaine is believed to be the oldest of the French scent hounds. It is thought to be a descendant of the Harrier, some of the smaller Laufhunds from Switzerland and the now extinct, Montemboeuf, and is known to have existed since the middle of the 19th century.
Incidentally, the Porcelaine was so named because with its short, fine, shiny coat, it resembles a porcelain statue of a dog. Makes sense to me, me old China!By the way, if you have a Porcelaine and would be happy for your dog to feature on Dogipedia, please send us a photo using the form on the right.