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Mucuchies Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Mucuchies so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginVenezuela
Other Names
What other names does the Mucuchies have? The dog breed also known as...
Venezuelan Sheepdog, Dog of Páramos, Perro de los Páramos
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Mucuchies recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Mucuchies recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Mucuchies 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? Mucuchies price:
Unknown
Unfortunately, we couldn't find the price of the Mucuchies. If you have a Mucuchies for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Mucuchies gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Mucuchies size:
LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Mucuchies weigh? Mucuchies weight:
66-110 pounds (30-50 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Mucuchies? Mucuchies average weight:
88.5 pounds (40 kg)
Height
How tall is the Mucuchies? Mucuchies height:
22-28 inches (56-71 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Mucuchies average height:
25 inches (63.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Mucuchies have? What does this canine coat look like?
Feathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Mucuchies's coat?
WhiteWhite & HoneyWhite & TanWhite & Black & Gray
Grooming
How to groom the Mucuchies and how often?
Effortless: The Mucuchies requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Mucuchies is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Mucuchies dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Venezuelan Sheepdog? Mucuchies shedding level:
Mucuchiess shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Mucuchies breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Mucuchies have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CourageousConfidentLoyalTrustworthyProtectiveAlert
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Mucuchies? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Mucuchies's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Mucuchies dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Mucuchiess are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Mucuchies is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Mucuchies sensitivity:
Mucuchiess don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Mucuchiess are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Venezuelan Sheepdog need? Mucuchies social needs:
Mucuchiess are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Mucuchies dogs bark a lot? Why does my Dog of Páramos bark?
Average to high: The Mucuchies is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. 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
Is Mucuchies good as a watchdog?
Mucuchiess are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Mucuchies dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Mucuchies dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Mucuchiess are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Mucuchies can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Mucuchies will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Mucuchies bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Venezuelan Sheepdog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Mucuchies? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Mucuchies 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 Mucuchies do?
Mucuchiess have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Mucuchiess need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Mucuchies to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Mucuchies roam?
Mucuchiess are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Mucuchies have high prey drive?
Mucuchiess have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Mucuchies good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Mucuchiess 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 adaptable and easy-going?
Mucuchiess adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Mucuchiess do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Mucuchies dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Mucuchiess are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Mucuchies dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Mucuchies and children:
Mucuchiess are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Mucuchies dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Mucuchiess are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Mucuchies good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Mucuchies dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Mucuchiess are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Mucuchies can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Mucuchiess good office dogs? Do Mucuchiess make good office friendly dogs? Can Mucuchiess be ofiice dogs?
No
Mucuchies is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Mucuchies dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Venezuelan Sheepdog temperament with senior people? Are Mucuchies dogs good for elderly owners?
Mucuchiess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Mucuchies dogs get along with other pets? Are Mucuchies dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Mucuchiess are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Mucuchies breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Mucuchiess are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Mucuchies be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Mucuchies is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Mucuchies be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Mucuchies is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Mucuchies be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Mucuchies is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Mucuchies be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Mucuchies is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Mucuchies be a boat dog?
Not really
Mucuchies breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Mucuchies be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Mucuchies is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Mucuchies dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Mucuchies rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Mucuchies dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Mucuchies be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Mucuchies breed hypoallergenic?
No
Mucuchiess 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 Mucuchies have?
Mucuchiess 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 Mucuchies dogs require per day?
Mucuchiess 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?
Mucuchiess 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 Mucuchies need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Mucuchies risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Mucuchies's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Mucuchies's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
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 Mucuchies has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Mucuchies drool?
The Mucuchies is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. 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's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Mucuchies puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Mucuchies: 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 Mucuchies have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Mucuchies have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Mucuchies

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Mucuchies's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Mucuchies requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Mucuchiess are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Mucuchiess are not the biggest explorers.
  • Child Friendly: Mucuchiess are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Mucuchiess are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Mucuchiess are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Mucuchiess don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Mucuchiess are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Shedding Level: Mucuchiess shed above average.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Mucuchiess do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Mucuchies is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Mucuchiess are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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