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Spanish Hound

Nobility and courage

Breed
FCI-6
Scenthounds and Related Breeds
FCI
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Original Name : Sabueso Español

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 20½-22½ inches

Female size : 19-21 inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Spain

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Spanish Hounds are affectionate and calm animals that display uncommon bravura and valiance on the trail of large game. They are highly specialized in hares, especially blood tracking.

Head+

Harmonious, long, proportionate to the rest of the body; diverging lines of skull and muzzle.

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Body+

Clearly rectangular, very strong and robust, broad ribcage measuring more than 1/3 of the height at the withers.

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Coat+

White and orange, with one of these predominant in well defined irregular patches without ticking.

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Ears+

Large, long and hanging, supple texture, rectangular, rounded at the tips.

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Tail+

Strong, covered with very short hair forming a small paint brush at the end. At rest, carried lightly curved, reaching below the hock; in action, saber-like.

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Hair+

Dense, short, fine and close, covering the entire body, even between the toes.

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These medium-sized dogs have a beautiful head with long ears, a compact skeletal structure and solid legs. Spanish Hounds have a soft, sad, and noble expression.

Did you know ?

Spanish Hounds were already around in the Middle Ages. Alphonso XI of Castille himself described them in a book in the 14th century, as did Argote de Molina (1582) and many other authors.

PHOTOS

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