Sabueso Espagnol

Other names/Nicknames:
  • Spanish Hound
Country/Date of origin:
  • Spain
  • 500′s
Height:
  • 18 to 22 inches
Weight:
  • 45 to 55 pounds
Personality:
  • Can be somewhat temperamental.
  • It is not an easy dog to train to house-living.
  • Very energetic, with a forceful sense of purpose.
  • Loyal to its owner.
History:

A scent-hunting dog much like a Foxhound.  The Sabueso is thought to be of French origin but is now essentially a Spanish breed.  Breed classes are divided by size with the smaller, under 20-1/2 inches more commonly seen.  A forceful hunter, the Sabueso can be used in a pack or individually as a line or tracking hound and is sometimes used to find missing persons by the police.  Rarely seen outside its native land.

Body Type:
  • Hound with a Foxhound in appearance.
  • The long tail is carried low and is not altered.
  • The hanging ears are very long and folded.  They are not altered.
Coat:
  • Short and smooth.
  • The color may be any shade of red with white markings.
  • Black markings are not common but allowed.
  • Minimal grooming required.
Health and Wellness:
  • May have ear problems.
  • Hip dysplasia.
What you should know:
  • Does not make a very good house pet.
  • Needs room to run.
  • Obedience training is highly recommended.
  • A willful nature is typical.
  • Will be difficult to find outside of Spain.
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