Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Andalusian Podenco

Information and Picture

The right side of a red Andalusian Podenco that is standing across a bed, it is wearing a Pink shirt with buttons and it is looking forward.

Minnie the Andalusian Podenco at 3 years old—"She understands words, is playful, lovely and is very aware."

Other Names
  • Podenco Andaluz
  • Andalusian Hound
  • Podenco Andalusian
  • Podenco Maneto Andalusian
Description

Looks tend to vary somewhat because in the past the Andalusian Podenco was bred for its hunting skills rather than its looks. Today there are several varieties—small, medium and large and coat types—longhaired, wirehaired and shorthaired. Coat colors include cinnamon and white, shades of white and shades of cinnamon.

Temperament

Small game hunting dog. Intelligent, affectionate and loyal with its owners.

Height, Weight

Comes in three sizes.

Height:
Small 12 - 17 inches (30 - 43 cm)
Medium 16 - 21 inches (40 - 53 cm)
Large 20 - 25 inches (50 - 63 cm)

Weight:
Small 11 - 24 pounds (5 - 11 kg)
Medium 22 - 40 pounds (10 - 18 kg)
Large 46 - 73 pounds (20 - 33 kg)

Health Problems

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Living Conditions

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Exercise

This breed needs to be taken on a daily walk. In addition, they will also enjoy a good run in a safe, open field each day.

Life Expectancy

About 10 to 12 years

Litter Size

About 3 to 5 puppies

Grooming

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Origin

The Andalusian Podenco originated in Spain. It is one of the Mediterranean sighthounds directly descended from the early Egyptian dogs.

Group

Hunting

  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • EPA = El Podenco Andaluz (National Club of the Podenco Andaluz)
  • RSCE = Real Sociedade Canina España
Close up - A red Andalusian Podenco is sitting on a bed, it is wearing a pink dress with large buttons and its head is tilted to the right.

Minnie the Andalusian Podenco at 3 years old

Close up - A red Andalusian Podenco is sitting on a bed and it is looking to the left.

Minnie the Andalusian Podenco at 3 years old

Close up - A red Andalusian Podenco is sitting on a bed, it is looking to the left and it is wearing a pink dress.

Minnie the Andalusian Podenco at 3 years old

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