USD $1200 - $1500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-13 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 202
Origin France
Other Names Chien de Franche-Comté, Porcelaine Dog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200 - $1500
How much does a Porcelaine cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1200 to $1500 on your Porcelaine 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 Porcelaine from a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg),
Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Height Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm),
Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm)
Lifespan 12-13 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 Scenthound
Date of Origin 1700s
Ancestry English Harrier, Laufhund and Montaimboeuf

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Silky
Coat Colors White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities White
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Sparse
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Scissors
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Affectionate, Caring, Delicate, Gentle, Independent, Sweet
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 Yes
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 Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 90 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost $39.00 - $52.00


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


The Porcelaine dog is a small, elegant breed of dog that originated in France. It is known for its distinctive white coat and black facial markings. The Porcelaine has a long, slender body with a graceful gait and an alert expression. Its ears are large and erect, and its eyes are dark brown or black.

The lifespan of the Porcelaine dog is typically between 12 to 15 years. They usually weigh between 8 to 10 pounds and stand at about 11 inches tall at the shoulder. The most common colors for this breed are white with black markings, but they can also be found in shades of gray or tan with white markings.

The personality of the Porcelaine dog is friendly and loyal. They are intelligent dogs that enjoy being around people and other animals, making them great family pets. They have an independent streak but still need plenty of attention from their owners to stay happy and healthy.

Porcelaines are generally friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they may be wary of strangers due to their protective nature so it’s important to introduce them slowly when meeting new people or animals for the first time.

The temperament of the Porcelaine dog is gentle yet alert; they make excellent watchdogs as they will bark when something unusual happens in their environment but won’t become aggressive unless provoked or threatened by another animal or person.

The health of the Porcelaine dog is generally good; however there are some health issues that can affect this breed such as hip dysplasia, eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma, skin allergies, epilepsy, heart disease and patellar luxation (slipped kneecap). Regular vet check-ups can help identify any potential problems early on so that treatment can begin quickly if necessary.

Porcelaines have a high level of adaptability which makes them suitable for many different living environments such as apartments or houses with yards; however it’s important to provide them with plenty of exercise every day so that they don’t become bored or destructive due to lack of stimulation in their environment .

The benefits of having a Porcelaine as a pet include their intelligence which makes them easy to train; their loyalty which makes them great companions; their low maintenance grooming needs; their small size which makes them ideal for smaller homes; and lastly their adaptability which allows them to fit into many different living situations easily .


The Porcelaine dog is a small, delicate breed of dog that was once popular among the upper class in France. The breed is named for its porcelain-like fur, which is soft and silky to the touch. The Porcelaine breed nearly became extinct in the early 20th century, but has since made a comeback and is now recognized as a distinct breed by several kennel clubs.

The Porcelaine breed originated in France, where they were prized by the nobility for their elegant appearance. The breed nearly became extinct during the French Revolution, when many of the upper class were killed or exiled. The few remaining Porcelaines were then bred with other small breeds, such as the Poodle and Chihuahua, in an effort to preserve the bloodline.

In the early 20th century, there was renewed interest in the Porcelaine breed, and a few dedicated breeders began working to revive it. The Porcelaine was officially recognized as a distinct breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1966. Today, the Porcelaine is still relatively rare, but its popularity is slowly growing.

The ancestry of the Porcelaine dog is uncertain, but it is thought to be descended from Asian Spitz-type dogs that were brought to Europe by traders or invaders. These dogs would have been crossbred with local European breeds to create the Porcelaine we know today. From where exactly these Spitz-type dogs came from is still a mystery, but they are believed to have originated in either China or Japan.