The Buzzard dog Mallorquí, is a small dog, originally from the island of Majorca, Spain.
The origin of this breed is not at all clear, but his association with the Gos Rater Valencia or dog Ratonero Valenciano is very evident given the proximity of geographic and historical references.
In the early 20th century, There were migrations of Valencia to the island for the cultivation of rice in wetlands of Albufera. This fact could involve the introduction of dogs to hunt rodents.
His involvement with the agricultural field, In addition to small rodents Hunter (field rats were used for human consumption), It has also been an excellent Hunter of hares and rabbits. On the other hand, in a popular context has been called “eriçoner”, because it is very likely that sea urchins and other hunting have been more affordable prey. But the hunting system is different from other dogs, as the Ibizan Hound.
Already as Ratonero Mallorquí is introduced in the bushes and is gradually taking the Hare (in mallorquí to this fact is called “buidar”). His qualities as a great Hunter, due to his muscular legs and small physical structure that provides the ability to perform large jumps.
Ratonero Mallorquí is recognized officially as a breed of dog by the Government of the Balearic Islands and the Government of Spain from 2002. It is also listed in the native races of the Balearic Islands. And in the year 1990 melt the Club Spanish of Ca Rater Mallorquí (CEPRAM), It comprises breeders, hunters and amateur lovers of the breed. In the year 2002 the Ca Rater Mallorquí Club It took a leap in its history to be officially recognized as a purebred dog breeders group.
The general appearance of the Ratonero Mallorquí is to be a dog that does not exceed the 5 kg. The head is in proportion with the body.
The face narrows towards the snout, black truffle, eyes round and amber, thin lips, ears sharp firm and robust neck, the same length as the head.
The structure of the body It is quadrangular in males and more elongated in females, These are minor proportions.
The bib is wide, the arched ribs, the collected belly and rump is muscular and rounded. The tail is cut flush with the body or may be a vertebra, Although there are times that puppies can be born tailless or with a rudimentary falling.
The limb they are muscular and strong, especially the later ones, and the feet of Hare, fine.
The skin is thin and attached to the body, presents no folds or Chin, the hair is short and smooth.
Stains always occurs in the color of color fire in the mouth following the labial commissure, up the cheeks, on top of the eyes (giving the expression “Quatre ulls”) and the internal profile of ears. It is also common to appear a stain of color fire chest, limbs and perianal region. Fire tone can vary from being more up Matt power.
In addition to this generality, Ratonero Mallorquí can be black, the most common, but there is also variation in Brown, with the amber color of eyes lighter.
In addition, this breed may also be tricolor in these two colors (tricolor white, black and tan; or tricolor white, Brown and fire). All these variants are recognized, with more or less mottled white on the other color.
Like this, the Tricolor nails are not black in black individuals and fire, but depending on the spots they can be black and white (or brown), as well as female nipples. The white colour is dominant and stain all areas in which appears the black (or brown) and/or fire.
Character and skills
On the other hand, Ratonero Mallorquí is a good dog company.
Formerly linked to keep free of rodents stables and, also, is an ideal guard dog.
His character is awake, nervous and Intelligent, In addition to tremendously loving with its owner.
- Otros nombres: Ca Rater Mallorquí.
Dogs breeds: Buzzard Mallorquí