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.
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Other Names |
What other names does the Rastreador Brasileiro have?
|AmericanoBrazilian CoonhoundBrazilian TrackerUrrador AmericanoUrrador|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
Is a Rastreador Brasileiro small, medium or large dog?
How big do Rastreador Brasileiro get?
What is the average size of a Rastreador Brasileiro?
How much does the Rastreador Brasileiro weigh? How much should a Rastreador Brasileiro weight? What is the normal weight of a Rastreador Brasileiro? How much does a full-grown Rastreador Brasileiro weight?
|50-60 pounds (23-27 kg)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of a Rastreador Brasileiro?
|55 pounds (25 kg)|
How tall is the Rastreador Brasileiro? Rastreador Brasileiro height:
|25-27 inches (64-68 cm)|
Average Height |
What is the average height of a Rastreador Brasileiro?
|26 inches (66 cm)|
How much does the Rastreador Brasileiro puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Rastreador Brasileiro in the United States? How much money is a Rastreador Brasileiro?
Where to buy a Rastreador Brasileiro with a good pedigree?
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.
How easy is it to get a Rastreador Brasileiro? How many Rastreador Brasileiro are there in the world?
Unavailable: This dog breed, unfortunately, is no longer available, it may even be extinct.
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Rastreador Brasileiro? Is the Rastreador Brasileiro breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
The Rastreador Brasileiro ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.
Are Rastreador Brasileiro dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Rastreador Brasileiro?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Rastreador Brasileiro good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out of the duty of protecting your valuables and property.
What kind of personality does the Rastreador Brasileiro have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Rastreador Brasileiro sensitivity:
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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, a noisy or office environment, and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Is a Rastreador Brasileiro a good family dog?
High: Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs 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 Americano need? Rastreador Brasileiro social needs:
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
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 Brasileiro dogs 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 Brasileiro dogs 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 Brasileiro dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
How playful is this breed?
The Rastreador Brasileiro is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Americano bark?
A lot: Rastreador Brasileiro is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.
The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Rastreador Brasileiro good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Rastreador Brasileiro in an apartment?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Rastreador Brasileiro breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Rastreador Brasileiro indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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 |
How long can a Rastreador Brasileiro be left alone? How long can you leave a Rastreador Brasileiro alone?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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.
Bite Force PSI |
Does the Rastreador Brasileiro has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Rastreador Brasileiro? How much bite force does a Rastreador Brasileiro have? How strong is a Rastreador Brasileiro bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI ⏺
Rastreador Brasileiro bite force: Ordinary. Bite force Rastreador Brasileiro measurements typically fall within the range of 200 to 400 PSI. The bite force of a Rastreador Brasileiro is considered ordinary when compared to other dog breeds, but it is still quite powerful. This Rastreador Brasileiro bite force PSI can cause bite wounds. Rastreador Brasileiro bite PSI is not something that should be feared if the dog is well-trained and managed. To avoid any issues, it's essential to learn how to train a Rastreador Brasileiro puppy not to bite from an early age.
The Rastreador Brasileiro, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.
However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
In conclusion, while the Rastreador Brasileiro bite force is certainly an interesting aspect of the breed, it is important not to let it overshadow the many other reasons why these dogs are so loved and respected. With proper training and socialization, a Rastreador Brasileiro can be a loyal and protective companion for your family.
Biting Potential |
Do Rastreador Brasileiro bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Americano? 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 Brasileiro dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Rastreador Brasileiro dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Rastreador Brasileiros tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Rastreador Brasileiro breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Rastreador Brasileiro see the vet?
The Rastreador Brasileiro should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs live? How old can a Rastreador Brasileiro be? What is the age limit of the Rastreador Brasileiro? How many years can the oldest Rastreador Brasileiro live?
What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Rastreador Brasileiro?
How long is the lifespan of a Rastreador Brasileiro?
The average lifespan of Rastreador Brasileiro: 11 years
Weather and Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and 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.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Rastreador Brasileiro have? What is the activity level of the Rastreador Brasileiro?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much exercise does a Rastreador Brasileiro need? How much exercise do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs require per day?
Do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs need a lot of exercises?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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 the Rastreador Brasileiro breed need?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption |
How much food does a Rastreador Brasileiro need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Rastreador Brasileiro breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Rastreador Brasileiro? How much food should I feed my Rastreador Brasileiro?
|2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Rastreador Brasileiro risk for obesity:
High: The Rastreador Brasileiro breed has a strong tendency to be 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 weight regularly.
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Rastreador Brasileiro have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Rastreador Brasileiro coats?
How to groom the Rastreador Brasileiro and how often? How often should I take my Rastreador Brasileiro to the groomer?
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 Americano? Do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs shed a lot?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Rastreador Brasileiro need a bath? How often should you give a Rastreador Brasileiro a bath? Can I bathe my Rastreador Brasileiro every day?
| 6-8 weeks |
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.
For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.
Is the Rastreador Brasileiro breed hypoallergenic?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher 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.
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 of a 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 minimum 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.
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 Brasileiro dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Rastreador Brasileiro temperament with other people:
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Rastreador Brasileiro dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Rastreador Brasileiro temperament with children:
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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? Can they be good with cats? Can the Rastreador Brasileiro breed live with a cat?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Rastreador Brasileiro breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Rastreador Brasileiro breed suitable for first-time owners?
Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Rastreador Brasileiro dogs good office canines? Do Rastreador Brasileiro dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they 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 Americano temperament with senior people? Are Rastreador Brasileiro dogs good for elderly owners?
Rastreador Brasileiros are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiro be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
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? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Rastreador Brasileiro be an emotional support animal?
This breed is 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 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?
They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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?
This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.
The Rastreador Brasileiro is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiro be a boat dog?
Rastreador Brasileiro breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.
Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Rastreador Brasileiro be a drafting dog?
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.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Rastreador Brasileiro dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Gestation Length |
How long is a Rastreador Brasileiro pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Rastreador Brasileiro breed is pregnant?
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 female 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 female’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.
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 in a litter? How many puppies can the Rastreador Brasileiro breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Rastreador Brasileiro have? How many puppies can a Rastreador Brasileiro give birth to?
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.|
Rastreador Brasileiro Pros and Cons
- Trainability: Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are easy to train.
- Grooming: Effortless: The Rastreador Brasileiro requires minimal grooming.
- Shedding Level: Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are low shedders.
- Drooling Tendency: The Rastreador Brasileiro is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
- Adaptability: Rastreador Brasileiro dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Child Friendly: Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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 Brasileiro dogs 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 Brasileiro dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
- Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Rastreador Brasileiro breed.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Rastreador Brasileiro breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
- Watchdog Ability: Rastreador Brasileiro dogs are not the best watchdogs.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Rastreador Brasileiro dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Rastreador Brasileiro dogs 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 Brasileiro dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
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.