The Knock knees It is a breed native to the South of Andalusia, of the provinces of Cadiz and part of the neighboring villages in the province of Málaga with Cádiz, Although their highest concentration is found in the Campo de Gibraltar.
One of their ancestors is the Andalusian Hound, has medium-sized, possibly due to a genetic mutation known as basetismo or dwarfism, what shapes the characteristic to this race.
As it is the case in almost all breeds of dog native Spanish, Knock knees It is the name with which is popularly called by hunters and people who do know in the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga, places where this variety of the Andalusian hound was formed.
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Dogs breeds: Knock knees
Knock knees is a dog of small body, short legs, longuilíneo and very compact, the members are short in relation to body length. Is strong structure, muscular and compact.
The coat is short and smooth, bright and compact, covers the entire body equally and presents the same length in all body regions. They can be Tan, that goes from the clear range to the darker, as in gradient. Or white and cinnamon.
Its height to the cross is between 30 and 35 cm. (both males and females). Y, the weight, is of 9 to 11 Kg.
The dog Knock knees because of its morphological structure, It has been used exclusively in the game, in special, the rabbit. It is specially adapted to the mount under Mediterranean with Bramble patches, streams and tight gorges.
One of the features in the game, is perseverance and willingness to, his body help, post that allows you to have access to complicated terrain of low and thick shrubs, area to which other indigenous dogs of Andalusia, could not even entrar… For that reason, Historically, It has been used for the hunting of rabbits.
It is also very good bird Hunter, as Partridge and quail, as, also, to collect the ducks in the water, It is a great collector in all areas of tight mount, the Aeneas and shrubs, in the water.
Character and skills
Knock knees is a dog of a single master, with this it will be very affectionate and sought his affection and attention but not empalagar, as - also- is very independent.
He is a confident dog, Moody, with a well developed sense of "possession" What makes it to be highly territorial with other dogs, from very early ages.
It will be necessary to know very well the Maneto and develop a strong bond of trust to be able to assess their intelligence and bravery, both in the work of hunting and in the home and in her role as companion dog.
You would love to live in a home (will be adapted without problems), but you will always want to take a country walk to be able to show off their hunting instinct.