Breed Organization United Kennel Club (UKC) Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Spain Other Names Podenco Canario, Canarian Warren Hound Life Expectancy No Information Available Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group FCI - Primitive Type - Hunting Dogs
Breed Appearance The Canarian hound is a slender and lightly
built but sturdy dog, of medium size, with height at the withers
approximately 21.7 to 25.2 ins for males, females are slightly
smaller. Sizes vary with the terrain on which the dog hunts. The
short, dense coat should be some shade of red, white, or a
combination of red and white, depending on the island and, in some
cases, the specific area on some of the islands. There should be no
other color on the coat, or indeed anywhere on the body, as even the
dog's nose, nails and skin should be a shade of red, and they are
even known to "blush" when excited. The neck is long, the head is
longer than it is wide, and the large ears are carried fully up. The
long tail is usually seen low set but can be raised. The tail is not
carried too high when moving. The dog should move in an extended and
Breed Description Head: Long, shaped like a blunt cone.
Parallel cranio-facial wrinkles. Skull flat, longer than it is wide.
Stop not very pronounced. Broad muzzle. Flesh-colored nose.
Tight-lipped. Ears: Fairly large, erect, wide at the base and pointed at the
tip. Eyes: Almond-shaped, small, slanted. A shade of amber. Body: Slightly longer than it is tall. Neck well-muscled,
without dewlap. Well-developed chest. Oval ribs. Tuck-up. Strong
back. Solidly boned croup. Strong back. Tail: Round, hanging down or raised in sickle fashion. Usually
white. Hair: Short, smooth, dense. Coat: Preferably red and white, with red ranging from orange to
dark red (mahogany). All combinations of colors. Size: Dog: 54 to 64 cm. (21-25 in).Bitch: 53 to 60 cm. (21-23.5
in). Weight: Approx. 25 kg. (55 lb).
History This dog of Egyptian origin was probably
brought to the Canary Islands by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the
Carthaginians, and the Egyptians themselves. The Canary Warren Hound
is one of the oldest breeds - it's remains have been found in the
tombs of the pharaohs. The Canary Warren Hound belongs to FCI Group
5 Section 7 (Primitive type hunting dogs). He is used on rabbit.
Behavior Long-backed and slender, he is extremely hardy,
bold, and energetic. He moves at an extended, very light-footed
trot. He is eager, fast, and active. He is a pleasant, peaceful pet
but not a watchdog. His marvelous nose makes him an excellent
Health A very rare genetic disorder of sexual
development has been observed in this breed, a
testicular/ovotesticular disorder, which can result in dogs that are
genetically female (XX) developing testes or ovotestes instead of
ovaries. This disorder was formerly referred to as SRY-negative XX
sex reversal, and is more commonly documented in American and
English Cocker Spaniels.
Advice He needs space and exercise, as well as regular