Poitevin - Group VI - Scenthounds and related breeds, Section - Large sized Hounds.
It's a balanced temperament, docile and passionate hunter that also has a resonant and deep voice.
In the overall appearance is a perfect combination of power, elegance and light leggy and pleasing colour. Height at withers, male is from 62 to 72 cm and female from 60 to 70 cm. The head should be elongated, but not excessively long, not too broad, dry, with a slightly marked occipital protuberance.
Nose is large, broad, always black, and when viewed from the side to be ejected before the tops of both jaws.
Eyes are large, brown colour. The look is friendly. The rims are black.
The earlobes should be reasonably broad, gentle, slightly below the skull, appropriately long and slightly curled inwards corkscrew. The neck is long, slender, without dewlap.
The tail should be moderately long, thin, without a single longer and coarser guard hairs protruding that could grow around towards the tip and it looks like "corn cob". It must be set high and is supported by elegantly curved slightly.
The chest must be very deep, much deeper than wide, consisting of long ribs. The forelegs are straight, well muscled, lean and strong, the sides flattened, so when viewed from the front and narrow when viewed from the side broader. Shoulders should be long, flat and sloping so that seal tightly to his chest. Feet are called-wolf, rather elongated, with durable padded.
The hindquarters are muscular thighs. Hocks low over the base, slightly bent, fetlocks to be vertical to substrate.
The coat is short and glossy. Colouration may be tricolour (white and orange with a black mantle or large patches) or bicolour (white and orange). Wolf colour hair is quite frequent.
To negative defects include aggression and fearfulness, black-and-white colour, dewlap. Slightly undershot is not point for disqualification.