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Sabueso fino Colombiano Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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

The Subeso Fino Colombiano, also known as the Perro Fino Colombiano and the Colombian Fino Hound, is a medium-sized dog with a beautiful appearance. It is a hunting breed developed from pack hounds along with some pointing dogs imported from Continental Europe, Great Britain, and North America in colonial days.

Furthermore, what we know for sure is that the breed has been utilized in Colombia, as the name suggests, to track and hunt large rodents like the Lowland Paca and the Capybara for at least two hundred years. Moreover, the Subeso Fino Colombian was the most popular hunting dog among humble farmers and peasants of the area because of their ability to help track and hunt the large rodents as food. However, they were not only popular among the common people, but they were also very much loved by the upper class in Colombia as they often excelled at hunting and sporting events as well. However, due to geographic isolation which was suffered by the country over its history, the Subeso Fino Colombiano has been led to a great diversity of hounds till preserved and used for hunting.

There are no clear records of their development, but according to experts they are believed to be a combination of several types of hounds that were imported to South America starting with the colonization of the continent by European countries such as Spain and England, and continued throughout the 20th century, giving these dogs a great deal of diversity. Some of the breeds that are believed to have contributed to the development of this talented and tenacious hunter include the Bloodhound and pack hounds like the Foxhound. The breed is a beautiful scenthound with an excellent sense of smell, body with a rectangular proportion of medium size, with a height at withers that varies between 45 and 55 cm, also having almond eyes, long ears, and scissor bite. Their skin is usually loose and regularly has jowls, the tail is a long saber that thins as it reaches the tip.

On the 21st of April in 2014 the breed has been listed as the Sabueso Fino Colombiano and was given recognition by the official kennel club of Colombia, the Associación Club Canino Colombiano (ACCC). Although the breed has not yet earned recognition with any of the major worldwide kennel clubs, the official breed club, the Asociación Club del Sabueso Fino Colombiano is working to meet the requirement set forth by the FCI to be recognized internationally as an official breed, with the most recent standard updated as recently as January of 2018.

Sabueso fino Colombiano General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Sabueso fino Colombiano size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Sabueso fino Colombiano weigh? Sabueso fino Colombiano weight:
Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Sabueso fino Colombiano? Sabueso fino Colombiano average weight:
Male: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Sabueso fino Colombiano? Sabueso fino Colombiano height:
Male: 18-22 inches (45-56 cm), Female: 17-21 inches (44-54 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Sabueso fino Colombiano average height:
Male: 20 inch (51 cm), Female: 19 inch (48.5 cm)

Sabueso fino Colombiano Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Sabueso fino Colombiano have? What does this canine coat look like?
StraightSmoothRough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Sabueso fino Colombiano's coat?
Blue RedBlack & Tan
Grooming
How to groom the Sabueso fino Colombiano and how often?
Effortless: The Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Colombian fino hound? Sabueso fino Colombiano shedding level:
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 fino Colombiano Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Sabueso fino Colombiano have? What characteristics does the breed have?
PleasantAffectionateStubbornEnergeticCheerfulFriendlyActiveGentle
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Sabueso fino Colombiano? Are they intelligent?
Average: Sabueso fino Colombiano'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.
Trainability
Are Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 Sabueso fino Colombiano is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Sabueso fino Colombiano sensitivity:
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 Colombian fino hound need? Sabueso fino Colombiano social needs:
Sabueso fino Colombianos are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs bark a lot? Why does my Colombian fino hound bark?
High: The Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 Sabueso fino Colombiano good as a watchdog?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 fino Colombiano dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 Sabueso fino Colombiano bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Colombian fino hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Sabueso fino Colombiano? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano do?
Sabueso fino Colombianos have lower than 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 fino Colombianos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Sabueso fino Colombiano to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Sabueso fino Colombiano roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano have high prey drive?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 fino Colombiano dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Sabueso fino Colombiano good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 fino Colombianos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Sabueso fino Colombiano Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Sabueso fino Colombianos are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Sabueso fino Colombiano and children:
Sabueso fino Colombianos are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Sabueso fino Colombianos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Sabueso fino Colombiano good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Sabueso fino Colombianos are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Sabueso fino Colombiano can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Sabueso fino Colombianos good office dogs? Do Sabueso fino Colombianos make good office friendly dogs? Can Sabueso fino Colombianos be office dogs?
Yes
Sabueso fino Colombiano is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Colombian fino hound temperament with senior people? Are Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs good for elderly owners?
Sabueso fino Colombianos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs get along with other pets? Are Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Sabueso fino Colombianos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Sabueso fino Colombiano breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Sabueso fino Colombianos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Sabueso fino Colombiano be a boat dog?
Not really
Sabueso fino Colombiano breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Sabueso fino Colombiano Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs have health problems?
The Sabueso fino Colombiano is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Sabueso fino Colombiano be?
12-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Sabueso fino Colombiano breed hypoallergenic?
No
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 fino Colombiano have?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 Sabueso fino Colombiano dogs require per day?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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?
Sabueso fino Colombianos 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 fino Colombiano 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? Sabueso fino Colombiano risk for obesity:
High: The Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano'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 fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano drool?
The Sabueso fino Colombiano is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Sabueso fino Colombiano could be a good 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 less than others, just like the Sabueso fino Colombiano. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Sabueso fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano: 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 fino Colombiano 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 fino Colombiano have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-8 puppies

Sabueso fino Colombiano Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Sabueso fino Colombiano requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Sabueso fino Colombiano is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Mouthiness: Sabueso fino Colombianos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Sabueso fino Colombianos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Sabueso fino Colombianos are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Sabueso fino Colombianos are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Sabueso fino Colombiano is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Sabueso fino Colombianos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Sabueso fino Colombianos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Sabueso fino Colombianos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Sabueso fino Colombianos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Sabueso fino Colombiano breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Sabueso fino Colombiano is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Sabueso fino Colombianos 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: Sabueso fino Colombianos are not cat-friendly dogs.

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