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Podenco Canario

A primitive reborn

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
FCI
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Original Name : Podenco Canario

Type : Graioid

Other Names : Canarian, Warren, Dog

Male size : 21½-25¼ inches

Female size : 21¼-23½ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Spain

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Imposing but never aggressive, Podenco Canarios are courageous, nervous, dynamic dogs that can work hard all day without showing the least sign of tiredness. They are selflessly devoted to their master or mistress.

Head+

Elongated, truncated cone shape, proportionate to the body.

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Body+

Strong back, well developed muscles, fit for racing and the demands of the hunt, slightly elongated loins, solid croup bones.

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Coat+

Preferably red and white, the red may be more or less intense, ranging from orange to mahogany.

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Ears+

Fairly large, rising when the dog is excited, pricked in a slightly different position.

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Tail+

Set rather low, appearing as an extension of the croup.

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Hair+

Smooth, short and dense.

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Podenco Canarios originally arrived in the Canaries from Egypt, brought by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Egyptians. Engravings, statues and bas-reliefs of this oldest of breeds have been found in the tombs of the pharaohs and now adorn the Louvre and the British Museum.Podenco Canarios are slender, medium-sized dogs that are extremely hardy. The bones are well developed. Due to the absence of fat, it is possible to make out the rib cage, the spine and the hip bones. The muscles are very highly developed in these lean dogs and muscle contractions can be seen through the skin.

Did you know ?

Despite having an ancestry that goes all the way back to ancient Egypt, these rabbit dogs were not recognized by the Spanish authorities until 1982. The F.C.I. recognition followed in 1987.

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