Rastreador Brasileiro Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Rastreador Brasileiro so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Rastreador Brasileiro have? The dog breed also known as...
|Urrador, Urrador Americano, Americano, Brazilian Tracker, Brazilian Coonhound|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Rastreador Brasileiro recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Rastreador Brasileiro recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
How much does the Rastreador Brasileiro 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? Rastreador Brasileiro price:
Unfortunately the Rastreador Brasileiro is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.
Rastreador Brasileiro History
The Rastreador Brasileiro was an extinct dog that is being recreated by many breeders, so now it is considered a rare dog breed. To go back to the origins, according to historians the Rastreador Brasileiro comes from Brazil and the name of this breed is derived from the Portuguese word “rastreador”, which means “tracker”. As everyone probably guessed, the breed received this name as it is a hunting dog of the scenthound type that tracks the game through the smell. Furthermore, back in the time, people in Brazil were engaged in hunting and there was a need for dogs who could help them track down the game. However, most of the dogs that were available were not suitable for the heat as the temperature was quite high, being around 37-40 degrees, Celsius. Therefore, a Brazilian breeder called Oswaldo Aranha Filho decided to develop a breed in the 1950s, one that can be effective in the temperature of his country. Oswaldo started importing scenthounds, like the American English Coonhound, the Bluetick Coonhound, the American Foxhound, and the Black and Tan Coonhound from America and Europe. Moreover, he brought the Petit Bleu de Gascogne from France whom he crossed with all the other scenthound breeds and this is how he became successful at breeding the Rastreador Brasileiro.
The appearance of the breed was very similar to the Coonhound type breed, its coat was smooth and short, usually, bicolor or tricolor, and the ears were long that hang down the cheek. However, Filho wanted to popularize the Rastreador Brasileiro, so he started to give away dogs to other hunters who began to breed more of their own dogs. By the beginning of the 1960s, the breeding of this dog became very successful and famous and by the end of the 1960s, the FCI and the Brazilia National Club fully recognized the breed. Unfortunately not so much later in 1973, there was an outbreak of ticks in Filho’s kennel. The ticks weakened the immune system of the dogs and spread babesiosis which is a malaria-like disease that is usually deadly. Many dogs passed away but Filho tried to get rid of the ticks so he started to spray pesticides to kill them but it all just made it worse by poisoning all the remaining dogs. In the end, all of his 39 dogs died. All the breeding stock he gave away or transferred was not found anymore because throughout the country the breed was heavily mixed with other stray dogs and there was no more purebred. Both the FCI and the Brazilian National Kennel Club declared the breed as extinct.
However, in the 2000s, people started to show interest in the Rastreador Brasileiro again, so a group of people founded the Gropo de Apoio ao Resgate do Rastreador Brasileiro with their goal to recreate and restore the breed as purebred. They wanted to find as many breeds as they could from all around Brazil and widen the gene pool.
Today, the group is still working to restore the breed. A few of the Rastreador Brasileiro have already found their way to the United State but because of the earlier heavy crossing of the breed, they were not ideal to the standard. However, a few of the minor registries in the USA have recognized this breed as a rare breed. Overall, we hope that the breed will soon be restored and receives recognition from the major kennel clubs.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Rastreador Brasileiro size:
How much does the Rastreador Brasileiro weigh? Rastreador Brasileiro weight:
|50-60 pounds (23-27 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Rastreador Brasileiro? Rastreador Brasileiro average weight:
|55 pounds (25 kg)|
How tall is the Rastreador Brasileiro? Rastreador Brasileiro height:
|25-27 inches (64-68 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Rastreador Brasileiro average height:
|26 inches (66 cm)|
What type of coat does the Rastreador Brasileiro have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Rastreador Brasileiro's coat?
How to groom the Rastreador Brasileiro and how often?
Effortless: The Rastreador Brasileiro 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. Rastreador Brasileiro 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 Rastreador Brasileiro dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Urrador? Rastreador Brasileiro shedding level:
Rastreador Brasileiros are low shedders. 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.
What kind of personality does the Rastreador Brasileiro have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Rastreador Brasileiro? Are they intelligent?
Average: Rastreador Brasileiro's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Are Rastreador Brasileiro dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Rastreador Brasileiros are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
The Rastreador Brasileiro is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Rastreador Brasileiro sensitivity:
Rastreador Brasileiros are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
Rastreador Brasileiros are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Urrador need? Rastreador Brasileiro social needs:
Rastreador Brasileiros are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs bark a lot? Why does my Urrador Americano bark?
High: The Rastreador Brasileiro is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. 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 Rastreador Brasileiro good as a watchdog?
Rastreador Brasileiros are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Rastreador Brasileiros can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out from the duty of protection your valuables and property.
Biting Potential |
Do Rastreador Brasileiro bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Urrador? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Rastreador Brasileiro? Why do dog bites happen?
The Rastreador Brasileiro 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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Rastreador Brasileiro do?
Rastreador Brasileiros 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 Rastreador Brasileiros need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Rastreador Brasileiro to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Rastreador Brasileiro roam?
Rastreador Brasileiros have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Rastreador Brasileiro have high prey drive?
Rastreador Brasileiros 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 Rastreador Brasileiros are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Rastreador Brasileiro good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Rastreador Brasileiros are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Rastreador Brasileiros adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Rastreador Brasileiros 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 Rastreador Brasileiro dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Rastreador Brasileiros are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Rastreador Brasileiro dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Rastreador Brasileiro and children:
Rastreador Brasileiros are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Rastreador Brasileiros are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Rastreador Brasileiro good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Rastreador Brasileiros are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Rastreador Brasileiro can be a great choice.
Office Friendly |
Are Rastreador Brasileiros good office dogs? Do Rastreador Brasileiros make good office friendly dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiros be office dogs?
Rastreador Brasileiro is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Urrador temperament with senior people? Are Rastreador Brasileiro dogs good for elderly owners?
Rastreador Brasileiros are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs get along with other pets? Are Rastreador Brasileiro dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Rastreador Brasileiros usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Rastreador Brasileiro breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Rastreador Brasileiros are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiro 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). Rastreador Brasileiro is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiro 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. Rastreador Brasileiro is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiro 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. Rastreador Brasileiro is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiro 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 Rastreador Brasileiro is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiro be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Rastreador Brasileiro breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiro 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. Rastreador Brasileiro is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs have health problems?
Rastreador Brasileiros tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Rastreador Brasileiro be?
Is the Rastreador Brasileiro breed hypoallergenic?
Rastreador Brasileiros 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 Rastreador Brasileiro have?
Rastreador Brasileiros are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs require per day?
Rastreador Brasileiros need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily 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?
Rastreador Brasileiros don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Rastreador Brasileiro need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Rastreador Brasileiro risk for obesity:
High: The Rastreador Brasileiro breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Rastreador Brasileiro more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Rastreador Brasileiro's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to cold weather conditions|
The Rastreador Brasileiro can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Rastreador Brasileiro 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 Rastreador Brasileiro drool?
The Rastreador Brasileiro is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Rastreador Brasileiro could be a perfect choice for you. 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 minimal compared to others, just like the Rastreador Brasileiro. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Rastreador Brasileiro: 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 Rastreador Brasileiro 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 Rastreador Brasileiro have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Rastreador Brasileiro Pros & Cons
- Trainability: Rastreador Brasileiros are easy to train.
- Grooming: Effortless: The Rastreador Brasileiro requires minimal grooming.
- Shedding Level: Rastreador Brasileiros are low shedders.
- Drooling tendency: The Rastreador Brasileiro is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
- Adaptability: Rastreador Brasileiros adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Child Friendly: Rastreador Brasileiros are very kid-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: Rastreador Brasileiros are very dog-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Rastreador Brasileiro is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Rastreador Brasileiros are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
- Good For First Time Owners: Rastreador Brasileiros are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Health Issues: Rastreador Brasileiros tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
- Hypoallergenic: Rastreador Brasileiros don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Apartment Friendly: Rastreador Brasileiros are not apartment-friendly dogs.
- Weight Gain Potential: High: The Rastreador Brasileiro breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
- Watchdog Ability: Rastreador Brasileiros are not the best watchdogs.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Rastreador Brasileiros have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Rastreador Brasileiros 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.
- Cat Friendly: Rastreador Brasileiros are not the most cat-friendly dogs.