United Kennel Club





Porcelaine




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

CLASSIFICATION

: Scenthound

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

: The Porcelaine is a medium sized scenthound breed, used to chase game to waiting guns, that was developed in France. The Porcelaine was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: A very distinctive looking, short haired French Hound with much quality in all the details of its structure.

HEAD

: The head is long, lean, and finely sculpted.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

: The skull is wide between the ears. The occipital crest is rounded. The forehead is flat, with moderate median furrow. The stop is marked, but not exaggerated.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

: Black, and well developed.

Muzzle

: The muzzle is long, and not square or pointed. The nasal bridge is straight, but ends very slightly arched near the nose. The upper lips cover the lower without being drooping. The edges of the lips are black.

Jaws/Teeth

: The Porcelaine has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

: The dark eyes are well sheltered under the superciliary arches. The expression is sweet and intelligent.

Ears

: The thin ears are set on low. They are well curled inward, and end in a point. They should reach to the end of the muzzle.

NECK

: The neck is fairly long and light, and has a lean dewlap.

BODY

: The chest is deep, but not overly wide. The ribs are rather long and lightly sprung. The withers are prominent, and the back is broad and straight. The loin is short, wide and muscular. The croup is slightly sloping, with the hipbones slightly prominent. The flanks are full but slightly tucked up.

TAIL

: The average length tail is fairly strong at the root, tapering to the tip, and carried in a curve. There is no brush.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: The shoulders are long, sloping and muscular, without being heavy.

FORELEGS

: Fairly long, lean but not fine, very straight and parallel.

FEET

: Rather elongated and fine, with tight toes and tough pads.

HINDQUARTERS

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HIND LEGS

: The thighs are muscular and clean. The hocks are well let down and normally angulated.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Lively, gay, light and tireless.

COAT

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HAIR

: Smooth, thin, close lying and shiny, without bare patches.

COLOUR

: White ground color with orange spots that never extend into a mantle. Orange ticking on the ears is characteristic.

SIZE

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Height at withers

: Height at the withers for males is 22 to 23.5 inches. For females, it is 21.5 to 22.5 inches.

FAULTS

: Height: Over or under size.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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Nose: Nose not black.
Eyes: Light eyes.
Tail: Long hair (brush) on the tail.
Coat: Harsh, thick coat.
Color: Orange mantle. Orange color too dark (mahogany), or light (faded to lemon). Intermingled gray or black hairs in the coat.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

: Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.