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Poitevin

Because utility is beauty

Breed
FCI-6
Scenthounds and Related Breeds
FCI
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Original Name : Poitevin

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 24½-28½ inches

Female size : 23½-27½ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : France

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In their native France, Poitevins are rated highly enough to be used in most big hunting packs. Poitevins are natural athletes with powerful muscles, showing great prowess in approaching wild boar, deer and roebuck. These excellent hunters will always work very hard and give a lot of tongue.

Head+

Elongated but not excessively, not too broad, prominent bones with slight occipital protuberance.

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Body+

Very muscular back, very well coupled, muscular loins, very deep chest, deeper than it is broad.

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Coat+

Tricolor, with black mantle or large black patches, sometimes white and orange. Wolf-colored is common.

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Ears+

Medium broad, fine, set a little low, semi-long, turned slightly inwards.

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Tail+

Medium length, fine, not bushy, set firmly, carried elegantly in a slight curve.

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Hair+

Short and glossy

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Equally happy on terra firma or in the water, Poitevins are regarded by many as the most handsome pack hounds. As so eloquently stated in the standard: “A very distinguished hound, combining strength, elegance and lightness to a high degree of perfection, in a range of the most appealing colors.”Poitevins are among the breeds with the longest record of service in hunting packs. Controlled breeding started in the 19th century, from pack hounds themselves descended from the illustrious King’s Whites.

Did you know ?

Poitevins move very freely, galloping efficiently and bounding lightly to move smoothly through the undergrowth.

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