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Sabueso Espanol Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Sabueso Espanol
OriginSpain
Other Names
What other names does the Sabueso Espanol have? The dog breed also known as...
Spanish Scenthound, Sabueso Español
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Sabueso Espanol recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Sabueso Espanol recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Sabueso Espanol 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? Sabueso Espanol price:
Unknown
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Sabueso Espanol History

The Sabueso Español is a Spanish hunting breed, which is also known as the Great Spanish Hound, the Spanish Hound, and the Lebrero Hound. The Sabueso Español is a really old breed, its origins date back to the middle ages. The first written record mentioning the breed was found from the Middle Ages, from the 1300s, in the book Libro de la Monteria del Rey Alfonso XI. The King of Castile wrote about hounds with similar attributes and a great resemblance to the Sabueso Español, alongside specific Bloodhounds. Back then, the Sabueso Español was considered to be a French dog, initially bred in France, and the ancient tribes, which dwelled in its central part, granted it with the name Chien Español.

Consequently, according to the experts, hounds were started to be bred in Spain. Around that time, these dogs were mainly used to hunt bear and wild boar. These talented scent-hounds possessed the ability to follow the scent of a wounded animal for miles. Because of the breed’s ancient origins, it is nearly impossible to determine its exact ancestry. Nonetheless, it is believed to be true, that the Sabueso Español, sprang directly from the Canis Segusius, that Gauls imported to the Iberian Peninsula, to Spain. Thus, marginally it is possible that the St. Hubert type of hounds played a great role in the breed’s early development.

As the firearms cane with the industrial revolution, and got introduced to big game hunting, the population of the big game significantly decreased, and thus the need for the Spanish Hound declined too. Their usage transformed into hunting smaller games such as hare and foxes. However, through the northern parts of Spain, the Spanish Hound was still used in hunting wild boar, and roe deer. Multiple artworks remained from that period of time captivating two variations of the same breed; the Great Spanish Hound and the Sabueso Español, which was a slightly smaller, lighter built breed.

After the Spanish Civil War, the breed was on the brink of extinction, as breeders crossbred them with other types of hounds in order to make the dogs more effective. Moreover, German and British hunting dogs became more fashionable in the hunting communities, which was also disadvantageous for the Sabueso Español. Antonio Lopez Milan is credited with the restoration of the breed, to its initial appearance while preserving and developing its innate hunting capabilities. The Sabueso Español’s breed standard was drawn up in 1982. Later, in 1996 the breed finally got recognized by the UKC (United Kennel Club). The Sabueso Español is considered to be a very effective hunting companion, who can inform its owner about its current trailing situation with the help of using different modulations of its voice. Nowadays, the breed finds its purpose as police dogs that are used both in bomb detections and in drug searches.

Sabueso Espanol General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Sabueso Espanol size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Sabueso Espanol weigh? Sabueso Espanol weight:
Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Sabueso Espanol? Sabueso Espanol average weight:
Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Sabueso Espanol? Sabueso Espanol height:
Male: 20-22 inches (50-57 cm), Female: 17-20 inches (43-52 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Sabueso Espanol average height:
Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm)

Sabueso Espanol Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Sabueso Espanol have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseFineSmooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Sabueso Espanol's coat?
TanRedWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Sabueso Espanol and how often?
Effortless: The Sabueso Espanol 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. Sabueso Espanol 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 Sabueso Espanol dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Spanish Scenthound? Sabueso Espanol shedding level:
Sabueso Espanols shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Sabueso Espanol Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Sabueso Espanol have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateCalmCourageousBraveNobleEnergetic
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Sabueso Espanol? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Sabueso Espanol's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Sabueso Espanol dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Sabueso Espanols aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Sabueso Espanols, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Sabueso Espanol sensitivity:
Sabueso Espanols 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?
Sabueso Espanols 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 Spanish Scenthound need? Sabueso Espanol social needs:
Sabueso Espanols are known to be antisocial. They prefer being left alone. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time.
Barking
Do Sabueso Espanol dogs bark a lot? Why does my Sabueso Español bark?
Average: The Sabueso Espanol 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
Is Sabueso Espanol good as a watchdog?
Sabueso Espanols are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Sabueso Espanol dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Sabueso Espanols 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
Do Sabueso Espanol bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Spanish Scenthound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Sabueso Espanol? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Sabueso Espanol 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 Sabueso Espanol do?
Sabueso Espanols 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 Sabueso Espanols need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Sabueso Espanol to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Sabueso Espanol roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Sabueso Espanol is strong enough to escape from home. They have 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.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Sabueso Espanol have high prey drive?
Sabueso Espanols have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Sabueso Espanol dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Sabueso Espanol good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Sabueso Espanols 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.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Sabueso Espanols don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Sabueso Espanols love being alone, they need their own free time. You don't have to worry about leaving them for a few hours alone at home.
Fighting Dog
Where Sabueso Espanol dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Sabueso Espanol Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Sabueso Espanols are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Sabueso Espanol dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Sabueso Espanol and children:
Sabueso Espanols are not kid-friendly dogs. This breed is not recommended for families with children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Sabueso Espanol dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Sabueso Espanols are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Sabueso Espanol good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Sabueso Espanol dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Sabueso Espanols are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Sabueso Espanols good office dogs? Do Sabueso Espanols make good office friendly dogs? Can Sabueso Espanols be office dogs?
No
Sabueso Espanol is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Sabueso Espanol dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Spanish Scenthound temperament with senior people? Are Sabueso Espanol dogs good for elderly owners?
Sabueso Espanols are not recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Sabueso Espanol dogs get along with other pets? Are Sabueso Espanol dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Sabueso Espanols do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Sabueso Espanol breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Sabueso Espanols are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Sabueso Espanol 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). Sabueso Espanol is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Sabueso Espanol 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. Sabueso Espanol is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Sabueso Espanol 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. Sabueso Espanol is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Sabueso Espanol 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 Sabueso Espanol is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Sabueso Espanol be a boat dog?
Not really
Sabueso Espanol breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Sabueso Espanol 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. Sabueso Espanol is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Sabueso Espanol Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Sabueso Espanol dogs have health problems?
The Sabueso Espanol is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Sabueso Espanol dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Sabueso Espanol be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Sabueso Espanol breed hypoallergenic?
No
Sabueso Espanols 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 Sabueso Espanol have?
Sabueso Espanols are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Sabueso Espanol dogs require per day?
Sabueso Espanols 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?
Sabueso Espanols 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 Sabueso Espanol need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Sabueso Espanol risk for obesity:
High: The Sabueso Espanol 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 Sabueso Espanol more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Sabueso Espanol's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Sabueso Espanol 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 Sabueso Espanol drool?
The Sabueso Espanol is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Sabueso Espanol 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 Sabueso Espanol. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Sabueso Espanol Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Sabueso Espanol: 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 Sabueso Espanol 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 Sabueso Espanol have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-10 puppies

Sabueso Espanol Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Sabueso Espanol's has great intelligence.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Sabueso Espanol requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Sabueso Espanol is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Sabueso Espanols love being alone, they need their own free time.
Cons
  • Trainability: Sabueso Espanols aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Hypoallergenic: Sabueso Espanols don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Sabueso Espanols are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Sabueso Espanol breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Sabueso Espanol is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Adaptability: Sabueso Espanols don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Sabueso Espanols are not kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Sabueso Espanols are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Sabueso Espanol is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Sabueso Espanols are not recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Sabueso Espanols are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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