USD $750 - $2000 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 193
Origin France
Other Names Chien du Haut-Poitou, Haut-Poitou
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $750 - $2000
How much does a Poitevin cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $750 to $2000 on your Poitevin if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Poitevin from a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg),
Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Height Male: 24-28 inches (61–71 cm),
Female: 23-27 inches (58–69 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose Hunting
Date of Origin Late 17th Century
Ancestry Chien Ceris, English Foxhounds, Irish Scent Hounds, Montemboeuf

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Rough, Straight
Coat Colors Black, Orange, Tricolor, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Gray, Red, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Aloof, Brave, Caring, Cool, Loyal, Obstinate, Playful, Sportive, Unaffectionate, Willful
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 18 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 90 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 4 cups
Daily Cost $2.00 - $2.50
Monthly Cost $60.00 - $75.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Poitevin have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Poitevin dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in the Poitou region of France. It is a versatile hunting and guard dog, with an impressive appearance and strong personality. The Poitevin has a long, thick coat that can be either black or brown in color. Its head is large and broad, with a long muzzle and dark eyes. The ears are set high on the head and hang down close to the cheeks. The tail is usually docked short, but some owners prefer to leave it natural.

The average lifespan of the Poitevin is between 10-12 years, with an average size of 18-22 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing between 40-60 pounds. They come in two colors: black or brown.

The Poitevin has an independent personality that makes them excellent guard dogs as well as loyal companions for their owners. They are intelligent dogs who are eager to please their owners but can also be stubborn at times if not properly trained from an early age. They have strong protective instincts towards their family members and will bark to alert them if they sense danger nearby.

Poitevins are generally friendly with other dogs, children, and other animals when properly socialized from puppyhood onwards; however they may become aggressive towards unfamiliar animals if not given proper training or socialization opportunities early on in life.

The temperament of the Poitevin is alert yet gentle; they make great watchdogs due to their keen senses but also enjoy spending time playing with their family members when given the chance to do so. They require regular exercise in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally; without it they may become bored or destructive which could lead to behavioral issues such as barking excessively or chewing furniture/objects around your home environment..

In terms of health, the Poitevin is generally considered a healthy breed; however there are some conditions which may affect them such as hip dysplasia (a condition where there’s abnormal development of hip joints) or eye problems like cataracts (clouding over of the lens). Regular vet checkups should help identify any potential health issues before they become serious problems for your pet pooch!

When it comes to adaptability levels, this breed does well both indoors and outdoors provided that they get enough exercise each day – whether this be through walks/runs outside or playing games inside your home environment! As far as benefits go for having one as a pet – you’ll find that these loyal companions make great watchdogs due to their keen senses while also being loving family members who enjoy spending time playing together!


The Poitevin is a large, powerful dog breed that was once popular in France. The breed is named after the Poitou region of France, where it was originally developed. The Poitevin is a descendant of the now-extinct French Mastiff, and it is thought to be one of the oldest French breeds. The breed nearly became extinct during the French Revolution, when many noble families were forced to flee their homes and leave their dogs behind. However, the breed was saved by a few dedicated fanciers and eventually became popular again. Today, the Poitevin is recognized as a distinct breed by both the FCI and UKC.

The Poitevin is a large dog, with males standing up to 30 inches tall at the shoulder and females up to 28 inches tall. The breed has a short, thick coat that is typically black or blue-black in color. ThePoitevin's most distinctive feature is its long, drooping ears, which are often compared to those of a donkey. The breed has a long head with a square muzzle and dark eyes. The body of the Poitevin is compact and muscular, with strong legs and a deep chest.

The Poitevin is an intelligent breed that is easy to train. They are loyal and protective of their families, but they can be reserved around strangers. The Poitevin does best in a home with plenty of space to run and play. They are relatively inactive indoors and do not do well in apartments or small homes. The Poitevin needs daily exercise in order to stay healthy and happy.