Brazilian Tracker
Brasil FCI 275 (1967-1973).

Rastreador Brasileño

The Brazilian Tracker (FCI-1967) was a quiet and balanced dog, attached to his master.

The Brazilian Tracker It was a breed of dog originating in Brazil, that was recognized by the FCI the 1 in September of 1967 in the Group 6 / Section 1.1 – Hounds of size with the number 275. In fact, It was the first Brazilian to be recognized by the FCI breed of dog.

The Brazilian Tracker is a hunting hound type dog. The breed is also known under the names Urrador (his voice) or Urrador American.

It was developed in the Decade of 1950 by Oswaldo Aranha Filho (in Rio de Janeiro), for hunting peccaries (they are pigs of medium-sized and wild that found in all Central and South America), Jaguars, and other typical prey of the country.

Aranha Filho combined a number of breeds of hunting from America and Europe along with some native dogs of Brazil to create your dog. The Brazilian Tracker became the first race of Brazil and was what earned him the recognition of international kennel clubs.

The glory of being a breed officially recognized at the international level lasted barely six years, time in which by neglect and a series of relief, the race was decimated.

At that time had a single breeder of Brazilian Tracker, Mr Oswaldo Aranha Filho, the creator of the breed... AND, their copies suffered because of two events, first of all an outbreak of babesiosis.

Babesiosis (or babesiosis) It is a parasitic disease similar to malaria caused by protozoa of the genus Babesia and usually affect pets, especially to dogs. His name was established in honor of Romanian biologist Victor Babeş, He was the first to isolate the pathogen. It is the typical disease that is transmitted by a vector organism, usually the tick (Ixodes dammini); in fact, This mite is the same that transmit Lyme disease and, often, both are associated with.

Y, in the second place, many of the dogs suffered poisoning from excess pesticide used by an employee of the farm.

It was exactly in the year 1973, When the Federation Cynologique Internationale declared the canine breed Brazilian Tracker, officially extinct. What led to that lost its classification number since, prompted the cancellation of the registration.

Since the FCI and the Confederação Brasileira Cinophilia They declared this extinct breed, have carried out various efforts and programs of to retrieve it.

Physical characteristics

The standard of the breed of 1970 declaring a size between 62 and 67 cm and very similar in appearance to the “American raccoon hunting dog” (American Coonhound).

There have been attempts underway to recreate the race from a mixture of American Foxhound Black, Tan Coonhound , y el Petit Bleu de Gascogne , English Foxhound , y American Bluetick Coonhound .

The Group of Apoio Ao Resgate not crawler Brazil Brasileiro, a club dedicated to the restoration of the breed, Brazil, He devoted himself to organize - aim- a list of forty breeding animals of the correct type as, puediesen be certified as members of the race, in order to restore the race and return to be recognised by the Kennel Club of Brazil.

The re-establishment of the breed, It has not been an easy task, due to the existence of very few pure specimens, and above all by the lack of social interest, There are very few people interested in the recovery of the true Brazilian cultural heritage and the genetics of the breed.

Brazilian Tracker: Standard FCI (1967-1973)

GENERAL ASPECT: strong and rustic. Cheerful and never aggressive. It has an excellent sense of smell and the capacity for hunting above the average of hunting dogs. It is very resistant and persistent, and you can hunt in hostile terrain and high temperatures. Docile and loyal.


  • Height of the cross of the females: 55 a 60 cm..
  • Height of the cross of males: 60 cm to 65 cm..

TEMPERAMENT: quiet and balanced, attached to his master, reserved with strangers, fearless and docile, Neither timid nor aggressive.

SKIN: is dark and stuck to the body.

LAYER: short length hair, dense and a little hard to the touch.


  • Blue: Blue and white body; anterior and posterior extremities may be Brown (similar Bluetick Coonhound and the great blue of Gascony).
  • White with spots: White background with large patches of one or two colors (black or brown) (similar to the Treeing Walker Coonhound and the American Foxhound).
  • Black and bronze: Head, back, Hip and tail black; chest, stomach and out of the extremities, brown (similar to the Black and Tan Coonhound).


  • Head: mesatocefalo, form triangular, a little elongated.
  • Stop: little accent.


  • Nose: Dark, in harmony with the layer, without streaked. The nose pointing slightly down.
  • Bite: Scissor with complete dentition (42 teeth).
  • Eyes: dark, almond and very bright.
  • Ears: long, low-set up beyond the base of the neck and soft, with rounded tips, the length at rest must exceed the middle of the snout.
  • Contours: eyes, nose and lips should be dark in colour.

NECK: Strong, with slight double chin.


  • Top line: well defined.
  • Cross: high and strong.
  • Back: Long, muscular, straight and strong.
  • Breast : wide and deep to accommodate a heart and a few good sized lungs.
  • Pork loin: broad and strong.
  • Rump: slightly oblique.


  • Previous: Shoulders with very strong bones, in parallel feet are wide and powerful, with elastic and resistant soles, clear or dark nails.
  • Later: Muscular and well angled, with strong hocks, with a moderate and balanced angulation, the large and powerful feet with elastic and resistant soles, clear or dark nails.

TAIL: Sabre shaped, without deviating from side to side.

MOVEMENT: You must be fluent with extensive coverage of the floor, with broad and balanced footprints. At a trot, you can raise the queue above the dorsal line.

Defects: Any deviation from the above should be considered in exact proportion to its degree and the effect that could have on the health and welfare of the dog and lack.


  • Short or Butterfly shaped ears.
  • The queue too long.
  • Very light bone.
  • Lack of liveliness.
  • Very pronounced stop.
  • Prognathism and enognatismo.
  • Any dog showing any physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

NOTE: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles, well developed and hosted in the scrotum.

Authors: Victor Jones Lage de Araújo Lima (Director GARRB) and Marcus Tulio Costa Cavalcante (Veterinarian).


Character and skills

At the moment, the character is not easy to illustrate or define. Currently, efforts are continuing to restore the breed, and they are being used in breeding programmes, breeds used in his development with the descendants of mixed races found in all Brazil.

However, the race again in the various canine clubs list (small) and dog organizations in North America, for the promotion of a rare species for those seeking an unusual pet.

As it's a race in the process of being rebuilt, There is no data on specific diseases or special health claims.

The Brazilian Tracker is a hunting dog, not a type of dog that has traditionally been used as a pet.

The copies that exist today, fruit of the reconstruction, they tend to be very independent animals and, sometimes, somewhat stubborn, with a strong instinct of prey that, takes you to chase small animals that live in the House... But with proper socialization, any dog is a good dog.

  • Otros nombres: Urrador / Urrador Americano / Rastreador Brasileiro / Brazilian Tracker / Brazilian Coonhound.
  • Group 6 / Section 1.1 – Hounds of large size (1967-1973).

Dogs breeds: Brazilian Tracker

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