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Andalusian Hound

Origin Spain
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Andalusian Hound have? The breed also known as...
Andalusian Podenco, Podenco Andaluz, Podenco Andalusian, Podenco Maneto Andalusian
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Andalusian Hound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the Andalusian Hound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Andalusian Hound gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Andalusian Hound's size? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Andalusian Hound weigh?
Small: 11-24 pounds (5-11 kg)Large: 46-73 pounds (20-33 kg), Medium: 22-40 pounds (10-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Small: 17.5 pounds (8 kg)Large: 59.5 pounds (26.5 kg), Medium: 31 pounds (14 kg)
Height
How tall is the Andalusian Hound?
Small: 12-17 inches (30-43 cm)Large: 20-25 inches (50-63 cm), Medium: 16-21 inches (40-53 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Small: 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)Large: 22.5 inches (56.5 cm), Medium: 18.5 inches (46.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Andalusian Hound have? What does this canine coat look like?
SmoothWiry
Colors
What color is the Andalusian Hound's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
Golden
Grooming
How to groom the Andalusian Hound and how often?
Average: The Andalusian Hound requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Andalusian Hound, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Andalusian Hounds shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Andalusian Hounds shed quite a little. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type. Andalusian Hounds could be a good choice if you don't really like dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Andalusian Hound have?
Excellent sightSmellHearingHunting
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Andalusian Hound?
Smart: Andalusian Hound's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Andalusian Hounds easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Andalusian Hounds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Andalusian Hound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Andalusian Hounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Andalusian Hounds are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Andalusian Hounds need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Andalusian Hounds bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Andalusian Hound barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Andalusian Hounds good watchdogs?
Andalusian Hounds are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Andalusian Hounds will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Andalusian Hounds strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Andalusian Hound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Andalusian Hound do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Andalusian Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Andalusian Hounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Andalusian Hound to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Andalusian Hounds have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Andalusian Hounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Andalusian Hounds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Andalusian Hounds good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Andalusian Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Andalusian Hounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Andalusian Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Andalusian Hounds kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Andalusian Hounds are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Andalusian Hounds get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Andalusian Hounds are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Andalusian Hounds get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Andalusian Hounds are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Andalusian Hounds have health problems?
Andalusian Hounds are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Andalusian Hounds live? What is this dog average life span?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Andalusian Hound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Andalusian Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Andalusian Hound have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Andalusian Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Andalusian Hounds require per day?
Andalusian Hounds need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Andalusian Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Andalusian Hound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Andalusian Hound has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Andalusian Hound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Andalusian Hound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Andalusian Hound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Andalusian Hound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Andalusian Hound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Andalusian Hound have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Andalusian Hound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Advantages

  • Shedding Level: Andalusian Hounds shed quite a little.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Andalusian Hound's intelligence is above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Andalusian Hounds are good watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Andalusian Hounds are easy to train.
  • Territorial: Andalusian Hounds strongly protect their territory.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Andalusian Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Andalusian Hound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Apartment Friendly: Andalusian Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.

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