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Podenco Canario Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Podenco Canario so you can get to know the breed more.

Group Hunting Dogs
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OriginSpain
Other Names
What other names does the Podenco Canario have? The dog breed also known as...
Canary Islands Warren Hound, Canarian Warren Hound, Canary Islands Hound, Canarian Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Podenco Canario recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Podenco Canario recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Primitive type - Hunting Dogs section.
Price
How much does the Podenco Canario puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Podenco Canario price:
$1000-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Podenco Canario, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Podenco Canario for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Podenco Canario gets to a happy place.

History

The Podenco Canario originates from the Canary Islands, Spain. A legend has it that the islands owe their name to these dogs, not the other way around but I guess we’ll never know for sure. It seems like that it inhabited the area even since its inception, and that the word ‘canine’, is evidence. According to researchers, there are several texts that date back to the 16th century refer to the breed, but it is known to the Egyptians since antiquity and is believed to have arrived in the Canary Islands around 1000 BC. Many dog relics were found on statues, engraving, and carvings and can be seen in famous European museums such as the British Museum.

The breed looks like a primitive Greyhound with their lean physique and running ability. However, they come from the Spitz type family and are similar to other Mediterranean hounds such as the Portuguese Podengo of Portugal, the Pharaoh Hound of Malta, and the Podenco Ibicenco of Balearic Islands. They are one of the oldest primitive breeds and have hardiness to match. As the years went by, they began to gain popularity because of their working ability. They were used as guard dogs for houses, herds, and properties, as well as hunting dogs to control the rabbits on the island which have risen to epic pest numbers. Using his hearing, sight, and prodigious flair, he can easily withstand all temperature variations, making him suitable for hunting at night and at the crack of dawn. Furthermore appreciating the dog’s speed and quickness in dispatching the pest, they have been considered a valuable asset. However, the appreciation did not happen everywhere as some locals treated this dog disgustingly, often killing them and their puppies once hunting season was over. The breed almost went extinct due to several other reasons as well, for example in the 18th century they were used for dog fighting for years until Spain finally banned it. However, the Podenco Canario has managed to survive until today, which is a credit to their tenacity for survival. Although officially they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club, they are listed among the Primitive Types – Hunting Dogs section, credited as being direct descendant from the ancient Pariah type of dogs, that came from the ancient lands of Egypt and North Africa.

Overall, in addition to his hunting qualities, the breed also has excellent attitudes as a companion dog, suitable for all types of families.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Podenco Canario size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Podenco Canario weigh? Podenco Canario weight:
Male: 44-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 37-46 pounds (17-21 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Podenco Canario? Podenco Canario average weight:
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Podenco Canario? Podenco Canario height:
Male: 21-25 inches (53-63,5 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Podenco Canario average height:
Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Podenco Canario have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseShiny
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Podenco Canario's coat?
BrownYellowChocolateWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Podenco Canario and how often?
Average: The Podenco Canario requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Podenco Canario, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Podenco Canario dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Canary Islands Warren Hound? Podenco Canario shedding level:
Podenco Canarios shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Podenco Canario have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FriendlyActiveIntelligentFastCalm
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Podenco Canario? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Podenco Canario's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Podenco Canario dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Podenco Canarios are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Podenco Canario is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Podenco Canario sensitivity:
Podenco Canarios have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Podenco Canarios are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Canary Islands Warren Hound need? Podenco Canario social needs:
Podenco Canarios need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Podenco Canario dogs bark a lot? Why does my Canarian Warren Hound bark?
Low to Average: The Podenco Canario rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Podenco Canario good as a watchdog?
Podenco Canarios are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Podenco Canario dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Podenco Canario dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Podenco Canarios strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Podenco Canario bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Canary Islands Warren Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Podenco Canario? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Podenco Canario has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Podenco Canario do?
Podenco Canarios have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Podenco Canarios need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Podenco Canario to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Podenco Canario roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Podenco Canario is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Podenco Canario have high prey drive?
Podenco Canarios have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Podenco Canario dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Podenco Canario good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Podenco Canarios are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Podenco Canarios adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Podenco Canario dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Podenco Canarios are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Podenco Canario dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Podenco Canario and children:
Podenco Canarios are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Podenco Canario dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Podenco Canarios are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Podenco Canario good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Podenco Canario dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Podenco Canarios are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Podenco Canario can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Podenco Canarios good office dogs? Do Podenco Canarios make good office friendly dogs? Can Podenco Canarios be office dogs?
No
Podenco Canario is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Podenco Canario dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Canary Islands Warren Hound temperament with senior people? Are Podenco Canario dogs good for elderly owners?
Podenco Canarios are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Podenco Canario dogs get along with other pets? Are Podenco Canario dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Podenco Canarios are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Podenco Canario breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Podenco Canarios are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Podenco Canario be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Podenco Canario is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Podenco Canario be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Podenco Canario is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Podenco Canario be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Podenco Canario is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Podenco Canario be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Podenco Canario is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Podenco Canario be a boat dog?
Not really
Podenco Canario breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Podenco Canario be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Podenco Canario is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Podenco Canario dogs have health problems?
Podenco Canarios are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Podenco Canario dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Podenco Canario be?
12-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Podenco Canario breed hypoallergenic?
No
Podenco Canarios don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Podenco Canario have?
Podenco Canarios are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Podenco Canario dogs require per day?
Podenco Canarios need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Podenco Canarios don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Podenco Canario need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Podenco Canario risk for obesity:
Average. The Podenco Canario has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Podenco Canario's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Podenco Canario has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Podenco Canario drool?
The Podenco Canario is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Podenco Canario could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Podenco Canario. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Podenco Canario pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Podenco Canario pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Podenco Canario: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Podenco Canario have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Podenco Canario have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-12 puppies

Pros & Cons of Podenco Canario

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Podenco Canario's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Podenco Canarios are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Podenco Canario is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Podenco Canarios are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Podenco Canarios are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Podenco Canarios are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Podenco Canarios are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Podenco Canarios are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Podenco Canarios don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Podenco Canarios are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Podenco Canario is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Office Friendly: Podenco Canario is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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Reviews

  • Marc Borburgh

    Jul 10, 2019, 8:51:31 AM:

    One should first read about the Podenco and the life they have in Spain. It's terrible and breeders of this majestic dog should be ashamed. Please Google and update you knowledge about this dog and then ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!