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Burgos Pointing Dog

Burgos Pointing Dog

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Breed Organization
United Kennel Club
Native Country
Other Names
Perdiguero de Burgos, Burgos Retriever
Life Expectancy
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Litter Size
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Breed Group
FCI - Continental Pointing Dogs
Breed Appearance
Originating from Castile, especially in the province of Burgos, this hardy breed is used for hunting and has some outstanding features for small game.

Breed Description
Head: Large, broad. Wide skull. Arched forehead. Prominent brow bones. Slight stop. Muzzle almost square. Thick lips, not too pendulous.
Ears: Set on high, large, long, folding from base to pointed tip, very supple.
Eyes: Almond-shaped, fawn or dark in color.
Body: Compact, b. Round, b neck with slight folds on the jabot. Slightly pronounced withers. Broad chest. Well-rounded ribs. Moderate tuck-up. Well-rounded, low, broad croup.Powerful, muscular back.
Tail: Thick at the base, tapering toward the tip, docked to one-third its length, carried gaily.
Hair: Short, dense, smooth.
Coat: Predominately white with liver spots or flecks or a shade of liver with white flecks.
Size: Dog: 65 to 75 cm. (25.6-29.5 in).Bitch: slightly smaller.
Weight: Approx. 30 kg (66 lb).

Descended from the old Spanish Pointing Dog, the Burgos Pointing Dog is an old breed that has remained very pure. He was once very popular among the Spanish pointers but is now becoming extinct.

Hardy and adapted to all types of terrain, with a superb nose, the Burgos Pointing Dog points and retrieves like a charm. He is equally skilled on quarry with feathers and fur. He needs firm training.

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He needs space and exercise, as well as regular brushing. It is a gentle and quiet dog who rarely is startled easily. Not a dog that fits well in urban environments

Hunting Dog.

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