So you’re looking to adopt an Porcelaine, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Elegant, proud, graceful, cat-like and stunningly gorgeous, the Porcelaine is never shy or timid and always eager for a pat on the head or a hug. His nature makes him an excellent candidate for medical therapy, medical alert, medical service, police public relations, and search and rescue. The Porcelaine is primarily a hunting dog breed, originating from a mixture of highly intelligent French and English scent hounds. That said, you must remember that any breed with a high prey drive will require careful consideration in housing and handling. Another charming aspect of the breed is that they tend to be quiet indoors or in their kennel, but do have a beautiful melodious baying call. They are not nuisance barkers. The Porcelaine is elegant, energetic, and a fierce hunter; he is used for small game, driving it to waiting guns. He is very fond of his owners, family, friends and children and he loves to take part in all family activities. He excels as a house pet and is easily crate trained and housebroken.”
An Porcelaine typically ranges from 55.88cm to 58.42cm in height, and weighs from 24.947580350000003kg to 28.12272694kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Porcelaine breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Porcelaine insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.