Andalusian Hound

origin-iconOrigin:  Spain

group-iconDog Breed Group: Hunting Dog

life-iconLife Span: 10-12 years

weight-iconWeight: Small: 17.5 pounds (8 kg)Large: 59.5 pounds (26.5 kg), Medium: 31 pounds (14 kg)

height-iconHeight: Small: 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)Large: 22.5 inches (56.5 cm), Medium: 18.5 inches (46.5 cm)

Origin of Name:   The Andalusian Hound (Spanish: Podenco andaluz) is a warren hound dog breed originating in Spain.

Andalusian Hound Dog Breed
SizeTemperamentSheddingDroolingMonthly keeping cost
Medium Zero
High
Negligible
Hair Everywhere
Zero
Excess
Premium*Standard*

About Andalusian Hound

  • Life Span*10-12 years
  • Getting a puppy homeAverage
  • Popularity
    Star Super star
  • Availability
    Rare Easy to get
Introduction

The Andalusian Hound is a compact, select ear with a harmonically constructed ear hound that resembles other Iberian breeds such as Podenko Canario, Ibijan Hound and Maneto. This view is found in different sizes and coats.

The three commonly occurring sizes are Podenko Andaluz Talla Cheeka, Podenko Andalu Talla Mediana and Podenko Andalu Talla Grande. They have different types of coat that lack an undercoat (longhair, wirehair or smoothie).

History

They originated from the Andalusian region of southern Spain. The hound is believed to have descended from a European hunting dog. They are one of those ancient breeds that are depicted on cave paintings in the peninsula of Iberia many years ago.

They are also known as Podenco Andaluz in Spain in 1990, the breed was recognized. Due to the lack of any distinct or unique characteristics and it is shared with other dogs, the breed is not recognized outside its place of origin.

General Appearance
Pros - Cons
Pros
This dog breed is a rather smart one and very easy to train because of their intelligenc level. They are average shedders, great watchdogs and a good
Cons
This breed drools a lot and is not the best choice for apartment enviornment. They are also prone to allergies and do not deal great with them.
Breeding

The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days

The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch's discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time

Andalusian Hound Grooming

Andalusian Hound Training

Andalusian Hound Nutrition

Andalusian Hound Exercise

Dogs have a high energy level and will be able to bloom well when they are outside. They love to hunt, run and play. They are known for their stamina and can walk happily for several hours simultaneously. You need to motivate them to run longer or they will have energy-up energy.

They may have undesirable behavioral patterns that can be disastrous if they are not made to be exercised on a daily basis. He is loyal and gentle by nature. They have the highest level of intelligence and are capable of performing tasks with ease. The small varieties are very affectionate and can prove to be a great company for children.

Andalusian Hound Health

Although the breed has been around for many years, no major health issues are found in the breed. The Andalusian hound is at risk of arthritis like other hunting dogs.

They can also suffer from eye diseases and ear infections. They should exercise daily to keep diseases away. Regular health checkups are advised.