Porcelaine Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Porcelaine so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Porcelaine have? The dog breed also known as...
|Chien de Franche-Comté, Porcelaine Dog|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Porcelaine recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Porcelaine recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.|
How much does the Porcelaine puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Porcelaine price:
Unfortunately, we couldn't find the price of the Porcelaine. If you have a Porcelaine for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Porcelaine gets to a happy place.
The Porcelaine Dog is a medium-sized scent-hound, bred to live and work together with other working dogs, in packs. The breed was developed in France in the middle ages, for flushing and hunting deer, boar, and hare. The Porcelaine is believed to be the oldest French scent-hound breed in existence. Locally, the breed was called the Chien de Franche-Comté referring to the region of France where the breed was created, near to the border of Switzerland, that name literally translated into “Dog of the Franche-Comté region”. Their later name, the “Porcelaine” is referring to the dogs’ short and sleek fur coat, that shines like porcelain.
According to some records, the English Harrier, the Talbot Hound, the Schweizer Laufhund, and also the Mountaimboeuf are contributed to the Porcelaine’s DNA base. Most of the early planned breeding process around the 1700s, took place in Savoy, Vaud, and the Abbeys of Luxeuil and Cluny, more precisely with the family of Choiseul. During the French Revolution between 1789 and 1799, the breed was near to the point of extinction, nevertheless, it got reconstructed by using French hounds; such as Gray Harriers of Somerset, Gascon Saintongeois, and the Billy. Thanks to these outcrosses, the Porcelaine obtained dynamism, size, and strength to hunt wild boar and stag, and was also capable of running long distances and working in steep, rugged terrain despite the dogs’ robust construction. First, in 1845, France began to closely document the breeding process of the breed, then in 1880, Switzerland did the same. In 1971, The Club du Porcelaine in France was founded with the intention of safeguarding the breed. Four years later, in 1975, the FCI recognized the breed.
Export trade documents suggest, that in the late 1800s, the Porcelaines were imported to the United States through the Port of New Orleans, but they were lost in the crossbreeding with local hounds. Albeit, the breed may have arrived in Washington too as a gift from the King of France to the President of the United States of America, George Washington.
In 2009, many Porcelaines were imported to the U.S. and currently, it is assumed that there are less than 300 dogs in the USA and in Canada combined. In 1996, the UKC (United Kennel Club), recognized the breed, allowing it to compete in all UKC events, and a couple of years after that, the AKC (American Kennel Club) registered the Porcelaine Dog in 2017. Nowadays, sadly, the Porcelaine remained an extremely rare dog breed, on the edge of extinction, with only a small number of dogs registered in the USA. As of 2009, there were 14 puppies bred in the United Kingdom.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Porcelaine size:
How much does the Porcelaine weigh? Porcelaine weight:
|Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Porcelaine? Porcelaine average weight:
|Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)|
How tall is the Porcelaine? Porcelaine height:
|Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Porcelaine average height:
|Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)|
What type of coat does the Porcelaine have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Porcelaine's coat?
How to groom the Porcelaine and how often?
Effortless: The Porcelaine requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Porcelaine is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Porcelaine dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Chien de Franche-Comté? Porcelaine shedding level:
Porcelaines are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
What kind of personality does the Porcelaine have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Porcelaine? Are they intelligent?
Average: Porcelaine's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Are Porcelaine dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Porcelaines are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
Porcelaines, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Porcelaine sensitivity:
Porcelaines have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
Porcelaines are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Chien de Franche-Comté need? Porcelaine social needs:
Porcelaines are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Porcelaine dogs bark a lot? Why does my Porcelaine Dog bark?
Average: The Porcelaine barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Porcelaine good as a watchdog?
Porcelaines are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Do Porcelaine dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Porcelaines are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential |
Do Porcelaine bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chien de Franche-Comté? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Porcelaine? Why do dog bites happen?
The Porcelaine has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Porcelaine do?
Porcelaines have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Porcelaines need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Porcelaine to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Porcelaine roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Porcelaine is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Porcelaine have high prey drive?
Porcelaines have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Porcelaine dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Porcelaine good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Porcelaines are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Porcelaines adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Porcelaines do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog |
Where Porcelaine dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Porcelaines are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Porcelaine dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Porcelaine and children:
Porcelaines are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Porcelaine dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Porcelaines are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is Porcelaine good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Porcelaine dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Porcelaines are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Porcelaine can be a great choice.
Office Friendly |
Are Porcelaines good office dogs? Do Porcelaines make good office friendly dogs? Can Porcelaines be office dogs?
Porcelaine is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Porcelaine dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Chien de Franche-Comté temperament with senior people? Are Porcelaine dogs good for elderly owners?
Porcelaines are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Porcelaine dogs get along with other pets? Are Porcelaine dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Porcelaines are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Porcelaine breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Porcelaines are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Porcelaine be a service dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Porcelaine is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Porcelaine be a therapy dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Porcelaine is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Porcelaine be a sniffer dog?
|Not really |
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Porcelaine is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Porcelaine be a search and rescue dog?
|Not really |
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Porcelaine is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Porcelaine be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Porcelaine breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Porcelaine be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Porcelaine is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Porcelaine dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Porcelaine rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Porcelaine dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Porcelaine be?
Is the Porcelaine breed hypoallergenic?
Porcelaines don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Porcelaine have?
Porcelaines are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Porcelaine dogs require per day?
Porcelaines need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Porcelaines don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Porcelaine need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Porcelaine risk for obesity:
Average. The Porcelaine has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Porcelaine's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Tolerates warm and cold weather.|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Porcelaine has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Porcelaine drool?
The Porcelaine drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Porcelaine. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Porcelaine: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|How often can the Porcelaine have a litter?||Once a year.|
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Porcelaine have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Porcelaine Pros & Cons
- Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
- Grooming: Effortless: The Porcelaine requires minimal grooming.
- Shedding Level: Porcelaines are low shedders.
- Child Friendly: Porcelaines are very kid-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: Porcelaines are very dog-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Porcelaine is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Porcelaines are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
- Good For First Time Owners: Porcelaines are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Hypoallergenic: Porcelaines don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Drooling tendency: The Porcelaine drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Porcelaine is strong enough to escape from home.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Porcelaines do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
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- Incredible Puppy
Nov 12, 2020, 7:01:40 PM:
A very smart and very energetic puppy. Bites a lot when it plays and has difficulty understanding the anger of the owner. The cutest creature I have seen