Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Porcelaine

Porcelaine


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
19.10.1964.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Scenthound.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.2Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Brought up to date by Dr. Paschoud.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
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

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FCI
Hunting dog for small game ( driving game to waiting guns ), very distinguished, very French looking and showing top quality in all details of its structure.
UKC
A very distinctive looking, short haired French Hound with much quality in all the details of its structure.

HEAD

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FCI
Must be very typical, lean and finely sculptured ; rather long altogether.
UKC
The head is long, lean, and finely sculpted.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Wide at the top between the leathers, occipital protuberance rounded. The forehead is flat, with a median furrow not too much marked.
UKC
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.

Stop

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FCI
Marked, without exaggeration.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Well developed and very black. Nostrils well open.
UKC
Black, and well developed.

Muzzle

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FCI
Of good length, neither square nor pointed; the nasal bridge, at first straight, ends very slightly arched.
UKC
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.

Lips

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FCI
The upper lip covers the lower without being drooping or thick. Mucous membranes black.

Jaws/Teeth

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

Eyes

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FCI
Normally developed, dark in appearance, well sheltered under the superciliary arches. Expression intelligent and sweet.
Leathers: Leather thin, well curled inwards, ending rather in a point, reaching the end of the muzzle. Set on narrow, never above the line of the eye.
UKC
The dark eyes are well sheltered under the superciliary arches. The expression is sweet and intelligent.

Ears

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UKC
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

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FCI
Fairly long, light, showing a little dewlap of tense and lean appearance.
UKC
The neck is fairly long and light, and has a lean dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
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.

Back

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FCI
Withers well prominent, back broad and straight.

Loin

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FCI
Wide, very muscular, well coupled, not excessive in length.

Croup

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FCI
Slightly slanting; haunches placed well apart and slightly prominent.

Chest

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FCI
Chest: Average width, but deep.
Ribs: Corresponding to the chest described above, rather long without being flat.

Flank

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FCI
Slightly tucked up, but full.

TAIL

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FCI
Well attached, fairly strong at the root, thinning at the tip, of average length. Without any longer and coarser, slightly offstanding hairs ( like ears of grain ). Carried slightly curved.
UKC
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

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FCI
Forelegs fairly long, lean but not too fine; straight and parallel; tendons well attached.
UKC
The shoulders are long, sloping and muscular, without being heavy.

Shoulder

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FCI
Constructed for gallop, long, well sloping, well muscled without being heavy.

FORELEGS

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

FEET

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

Forefeet

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FCI
Typical for a French hound, with rather elongated and fine but tight toes; pads hard and tough.

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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Thigh

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FCI
Well descending; muscles very apparent and clean; of moderately strong development.

HIND LEGS

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

Hock

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FCI
Strong and well let down, normally angulated.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Lively and gay; gallop light and tireless.
UKC
Lively, gay, light and tireless.

SKIN

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FCI
Fine and supple, marbled with numerous black spots.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Smooth, thin, close lying and shining ; without bare patches.
UKC
Smooth, thin, close lying and shiny, without bare patches.

COLOUR

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FCI
Very white, with roundish orange spots, never extended to a mantle. These spots usually superimpose other black pigmented spots of the skin. Orange ticking on the ears is highly characteristic of the breed.
UKC
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

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FCI

For dogs between 55 and 58 cm (22 to 23,5 inches)
For bitches between 53 and 56 cm (21,5 to 22,5 inches)
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 22 to 23.5 inches. For females, it is 21.5 to 22.5 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
UKC
Height: Over or under size.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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UKC

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

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Lack of type.
  • Eyes or nose light; excessive lack of pigment.
  • Tail furnished with some longer and coarser, slightly offstanding hairs ( like ears of grain).
  • Coat harsh and thick.
  • Orange mantle.
  • Orange spots too bright, tending to mahogany, greyish or mingled with black hairs. Distinct orange spots but too pale, and even the absence of spots are not sought after, but are not considered as a eliminatory fault.
  • Excess or lack of height at withers. An exeption may be made for males which, excelling in their quality and therefore capable of being used at stud, reach the maximum height of 60 cm (24 inches).
  • Any fault affecting the utilization of the dog, as rickets, lack of a correct stance, insufficient reach of the movement.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC
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.