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Villano de Las Encartaciones Information & Dog Breed Facts

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Villano de Las Encartaciones
OriginSpain
Other Names
What other names does the Villano de Las Encartaciones have? The dog breed also known as...
Presa Espanol, Villano Bulldog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Villano de Las Encartaciones recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Villano de Las Encartaciones recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price
How much does the Villano de Las Encartaciones 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? Villano de Las Encartaciones price:
Unknown
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Villano de Las Encartaciones History

The Villano de las Encastaciones is a Spanish working dog from the region of Las Encastaciones in the province of Biscay, in the Basque country. The Villano des las Encartaciones was bred for a purpose and has a long history. Sadly, their fierceness and hunting abilities have Little place in the modern world, which is reflected in a dramatic decline in numbers. The breed is very rare, even rarer than the Giant Panda. Indeed, in 2018, there were around 1800 pandas in existence, but less than 100 Villanos. These once desirable traits include the ability to herd semi-wild cattle and control them by biting down hard on their necks until the beast's yield.

Moreover, there is much debate about the origins of the breed, because on one side some people argue that they go way back to the 12th century, but on the other side, some believe that they developed in the 19th century. However, the only thing experts say for sure is that the Villano de las Encartaciones is truly local to the region of the same name. Furthermore, the breed was a working dog, as mentioned above, specifically a herding dog. Their job was to herd sheep, protect the homestead, and control cattle. However, these weren’t pliable domestic cattle but semi-wild roaming the mountains that didn’t have contact with a man from one year to the next. For sure, handling wild cattle is not easy, which is where the courage and brute strength of the Villano made them invaluable to the farmers. They were medium-sized dogs and have something of the look of a sporty mastiff about them. They are stuffy, heavy-set dogs with a deep, powerful chest and strong neck. The breed also has a long, sickle-shaped tail. In their native regions, their ears are often cropped to give them an even more intimidating appearance. They also have a good-sized muzzle, well equipped with teeth for clamping down on those errant wild cattle. Although, unlike other mastiff-type dogs, they have slightly longer and more slender legs, which gives them the advantage of speed and agility, in addition to strength. Moreover, the name “Villano” in Spanish translates to “villain” in English, so it is clear they needed a bit of villainous tenacity to do their job.

The genetic heritage of the breed includes input from a variety of Spanish breeds, including the Cimarron Uruguayo, the imposing Presa Canario, and the Azores Cattle Dog. However, just like many other breeds, the Villano nearly became extinct around the time of the Second World War. Many people fought and made efforts in the 1960s to bring their numbers back from the brink. To do this they crossed the breed with the Spanish Alano, resulting in dogs very close to the original breed which is apparently lighter and faster than their ancestors.

Villano de Las Encartaciones General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Villano de Las Encartaciones size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Villano de Las Encartaciones weigh? Villano de Las Encartaciones weight:
Male: 77-83 pounds (35-38 kg), Female: 66-74 pounds (30-34 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Villano de Las Encartaciones? Villano de Las Encartaciones average weight:
Male: 80 pounds (36.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (32 kg)
Height
How tall is the Villano de Las Encartaciones? Villano de Las Encartaciones height:
Male: 24–26 inches (60–67 cm), Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Villano de Las Encartaciones average height:
Male: 25 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Villano de Las Encartaciones Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Villano de Las Encartaciones have? What does this canine coat look like?
StraightSmooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Villano de Las Encartaciones's coat?
Dark BrownBlackTanBrindle
Grooming
How to groom the Villano de Las Encartaciones and how often?
Easy to groom: The Villano de Las Encartaciones doesn't require a lot of 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 regularly to avoid infections. Villano de Las Encartaciones is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Presa Espanol? Villano de Las Encartaciones shedding level:
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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.

Villano de Las Encartaciones Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Villano de Las Encartaciones have? What characteristics does the breed have?
GuardingEnergeticGentleCalmLoyalStrong-willedObedientAffectionate
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Villano de Las Encartaciones? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Villano de Las Encartaciones's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Villano de Las Encartaciones is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Villano de Las Encartaciones sensitivity:
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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?
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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 Presa Espanol need? Villano de Las Encartaciones social needs:
Villano de Las Encartacioness need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs bark a lot? Why does my Villano Bulldog bark?
Average: The Villano de Las Encartaciones 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones good as a watchdog?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Villano de Las Encartaciones can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Villano de Las Encartaciones will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Villano de Las Encartaciones bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Presa Espanol? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Villano de Las Encartaciones? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Villano de Las Encartaciones 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones do?
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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 Villano de Las Encartacioness need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Villano de Las Encartaciones to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Villano de Las Encartaciones roam?
Villano de Las Encartacioness have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Villano de Las Encartaciones have high prey drive?
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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 Villano de Las Encartacioness are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Villano de Las Encartaciones good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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?
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Villano de Las Encartaciones Good With

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

Villano de Las Encartaciones Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs have health problems?
Villano de Las Encartacioness tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Villano de Las Encartaciones be?
9-11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed hypoallergenic?
No
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones have?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs require per day?
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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?
Villano de Las Encartacioness sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Villano de Las Encartaciones need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Villano de Las Encartaciones risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Villano de Las Encartaciones'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 Villano de Las Encartaciones'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 Villano de Las Encartaciones 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones drool?
The Villano de Las Encartaciones 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.

Villano de Las Encartaciones 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones: 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-7 puppies

Villano de Las Encartaciones Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Villano de Las Encartaciones's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Villano de Las Encartacioness are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Villano de Las Encartaciones doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Adaptability: Villano de Las Encartacioness adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Villano de Las Encartacioness are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Villano de Las Encartacioness tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Villano de Las Encartacioness don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Villano de Las Encartacioness are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Cat Friendly: Villano de Las Encartacioness are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Villano de Las Encartaciones is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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