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Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz so you can get to know the breed more.

Group Hunting Dogs
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OriginSpain
Other Names
What other names does the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz have? The dog breed also known as...
Andalusian Mouse-Hunting Dog, Bodeguero Andaluz, Perro Ratonero Bodeguero, Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz price:
Unknown
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History

The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz or in its other name, the Andalusian Ratter, can trace back its origins to Spain. The breed is also called the Andalusian wine-cellar rat-hunting dog. The name of the breed reflects its main purpose, which was hunting rats and mice hidden between the barrels in the wineries of Andalusia in Spain.

According to the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz’s history English wine merchants settling in the Sherry making parts of Spain, Marco de Jerez, brought with them the ancestors of today’s smooth-coated Fox Terrier breeds several hundred years ago, where the dogs were crossed with local dogs. Taking advantage of the breed’s significant prey-drive, the dogs were used for controlling the vermin population first on the merchant ships, then in the wineries. The Toy Terrier was involved in the breeding process in the 1900s.

Another theory suggests, that this rare breed may have descended from a fusion between old British terrier-types, similar to today's Fox and Jack Russell Terriers that the English brought to vineyards of Jerez de La Frontera—which is where Sherry comes from—in the region of Andalusia, southern Spain, during the wine exploitations. And the "Raterillo," a local/native breed related to the Miniature Podenco Andaluz, a breed similar to the Miniature Portuguese Podengo or "Podengo Pequeno".

The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz’s first own club, named the Club Nacional del Perro Andaluz Ratonero Bodeguero was founded in 1993, and thus a breed standard was written. In 2000, the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz was recognized as a national treasure, an indigenous Spanish breed by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, and also by the Spanish Kennel Club named the Real Sociedad Canina de Espagna. Nonetheless, the breed is not yet recognized internationally by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Nowadays the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is recognized by numerous minor kennel clubs and dog registries, especially in North America.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz weigh? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz weight:
Male: 12-22 pounds (5-10 kg), Female: 10-20 pounds (4-8 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz average weight:
Male: 17 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15 pounds (6 kg)
Height
How tall is the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz height:
Male: 14-17 inches (35-43 cm), Female: 14-17 inches (35-43 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz average height:
Male: 15.5 inches (39 cm), Female: 15.5 inches (39 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz have? What does this canine coat look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz's coat?
White & Black & Tan
Grooming
How to groom the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz and how often?
Effortless: The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Andalusian Mouse-Hunting Dog? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz shedding level:
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz have? What characteristics does the breed have?
IntelligentAlertGentleActiveFast
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs 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?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz sensitivity:
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs 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?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Andalusian Mouse-Hunting Dog need? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz social needs:
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs bark a lot? Why does my Bodeguero Andaluz bark?
Average to high: The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz good as a watchdog?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Andalusian Mouse-Hunting Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz do?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz have high prey drive?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz and children:
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs good office dogs? Do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs make good office friendly dogs? Can Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs be office dogs?
No
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Andalusian Mouse-Hunting Dog temperament with senior people? Are Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs good for elderly owners?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs get along with other pets? Are Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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). Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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. Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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. Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz be a boat dog?
Not really
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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. Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz be?
15-18 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz breed hypoallergenic?
No
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz have?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz dogs require per day?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz risk for obesity:
Average. The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz'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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz drool?
The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz: 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz 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 Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Apartment Friendly: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluzs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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Reviews

  • Teddy

    Feb 26, 2021, 4:54:28 PM:

    Brilliant dog and he really loves company. He's not a bit of trouble and he is great with the children

  • Max

    Dec 7, 2020, 11:09:30 PM:

    Best friend I've ever had. Loyal, smart, and fearless. Wonderful with children.