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.

marco-smileIncidentally, 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!

Photo Credit:
Porcelaine during the international dog show in Katowice, Poland. Copyright image courtesy of Pleple2000. CC BY GFDL

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