Poitevin Breed Appearance
The Poitevin is a medium to large size dog, standing from 24 to 28 inches at the withers and generally weighing an average of 70 pounds. They sport a sleek but muscular figure, possessing considerable strength in their legs but stacked on a trim frame. Their heads are much like that of a Irish scent hounds, flat and long with very little transition from the dome of the skull to the bridge of the muzzle, which is long in itself, slightly convex, and capped with a strong, wide black nose. Their eyes are big, dark, and round and ears are medium-length and folded. Their neck is much like the rest of their build, long and slim, just like their back and both pair of legs, the hindquarters highlighted by a considerable bulk of thigh muscle. They also have a deep chest that helps create their hefty, somewhat musical barks and bellows. Their coat is short, dense and glossy, coming in a multitude of color patterns, from tricolor with a black saddle or black patches, to white and orange, to wolf-colored.