Portuguese Warren Hound
Portugal FCI 94

Podenco Portugués

The Portuguese Warren Hound It is a breed of dog found in danger of extinction.


The Portuguese Warren Hound (Warren Hound Portuguese, In English) It is considered one of the oldest dogs breeds, that has its origins in the Phoenicians, cultural matrix of which descend the Portuguese. It is a native breed of Portugal, with great skills for hunting, but also surveillance, It is commonly used on farms to alert of the presence of intruders.

The great family of the hound race, specialists in the topic raised it was in Portugal where most subjected to crossing and as a result, branched lineage. Within their ancestors argue that perhaps the closest the Ca Eivissenc, and various types of dogs of traces of lived (They inhabit) throughout the Mediterranean area. Like all hound dogs, History shows that they are represented in Egyptian paintings of thousands of years ago.

According to the size, There are three varieties of Portuguese Hound, Large, Small and medium, being each variety, products of the different crossing, over time.

It is believed that the great variety has emerged the variety of Portuguese Podengo small and medium, the ancestor of the Grande variety is the Pharaoh Hound It stretched from North Africa to the Iberian Peninsula. Although other authors raise that it is possible that the hound descends from the small Iberian wolves. Still controversia…

While one theory States that the Portuguese Podengo medium emerges, different dog hound natives of North Africa, the most widely accepted theory is that this variety, directly descended from the Portuguese Podengo Grande.

The small Portuguese Hound, sometimes described as a Chihuahua heavier (There is no kinship between these two races), often collaborate in the tasks of hunting with their larger peers, This dog is put in the burrow of the rabbits and scare them so they come out and they are hunted by his fellow Pack.

In the North of Portugal it is today still used for hunting rabbits and small varmints. Hunting Pack or only. While the rest of the country you can see this dog, its popularity lies in the North of the same.

Physical characteristics

As specified above, According to the size, There are three varieties of Portuguese Hound, Large, Medium- and Small:

  • Portuguese Podengo Grande: It is a very rare variety and is in danger of extinction, especially the smooth variety. Often used in packs to hunt large prey such as deer or wild boar. It is the only Portuguese breed used for hunting wild boar. His cloak can be short and smooth (less common, at the brink of extinction) or rough and long.
  • Medium-Portuguese Podengo: It is the fastest of the three varieties, excellent Hunter of rabbits and hares. You can hunt in Pack or solo. Like the great Portuguese Hound, their coats can be smooth or rough and short and long. This is the most common of the three varieties, and the greatest concentration of these dogs is located in the North of Portugal.
  • Poodle small Portuguese: Like his brother medium is an excellent Hunter of rabbits and hares. Responsible for getting into the Burrows (Thanks to its size and agility) to scare the dam and its Pack mates give hunting. The small Portuguese Podengo coat is short and smooth, only.

The varieties in the fur are related to the inclement weather and adaptation to the same, the smooth variety is more common in the North of Portugal, characterized by being a wet area, This soft and smooth coat is necessary because it is dried more easily after wet.

The variety of hair bristles found in drier areas, where the layer of hair has the function of protecting the dog from the rays of the Sun and the cold climate in winter. Nature is sabia…

The hair short or long, thick medium and bright. In dogs with long hair and rough, the hairs of the snout are long (Beard). The predominant colors are yellow and the fawn (with its varieties of color clear, to very dark), and diluted or matte black; unicolores with or without white spots or white spotting.

Their life expectancy is around the 12 or 14 years, and it is a race that is rarely seen outside Portugal.

In general, is a medium-sized dog, well proportioned, muscular with good bone structure. It has long, narrow head, with moderately wide skull and the pointed snout.

The ears, large and triangular, they are carried erect. It has eyes expressive and little bulging in orbits, color honey or brown, According to the color of the fur.

The pigmentation of eyelids is darker that the of the fur. The body is quite long, with ribs moderately arched.

The tail, is strong and pointed, long and medium length, It is held horizontal or slightly arched in activity.

Portuguese Warren Hound: Standard FCI

HEAD: Thin, in the form of a quadrangular pyramid trunk. Its base is wide and its quite pointed end. The upper longitudinal axes skull facial differ.


  • Skull: Chato. The profile is almost straight. The eyebrows are prominent. The frontal furrow is little pronounced. The handset inter space is horizontal and the back of the head is prominent.
  • Depression front naso (Stop): Little pronounced.


  • Nose: Thin. Se adelgaza y es truncada en forma oblicua; is prominent in its end. Its color is darker than the coat.
  • Nose cane: Rounded cross section; straight profile. It is shorter than the length of the skull and wider at the base than at its tip.
  • Lips: Are well applied to each other. They are fine, strong and well straight.
  • JAWS/teeth: Normal, scissor bite, with solid and white teeth. The two jaws are a regular opposition. Complete dentition in the large variety.
  • Cheeks: Thin or placed oblique views of front.
  • Eyes: They are expressive and little bulging in orbits. Its colour goes from the honey to Brown, According to the color of the fur. They are small and oblique. The pigmentation of eyelids is darker than the coat.
  • Ears: Insertion oblique and medium. Straight and high mobility are. They are vertical to the front when the dog is alert. They are sharp, and wide at the base. Triangular shape, thin; a height larger than the base and considerable.

NECK: Harmoniously joined with the head and trunk. It is straight, long, provided, strong and well muscled. It presents no Chin.


  • Top line: It is straight, level.
  • Cross: Only slightly visible in relation to the neck and back.
  • Back: Straight. It is long.
  • Pork loin: Straight. It is wide and muscled.
  • Rump: Medium length. It is wide and muscled; straight, or little drop.
  • Breast : Sill muscled and little outgoing. It is not very broad. Deep chest, medium-amplitude up to the level of the elbows. It is long, with the sternum inclined backwards and upwards. Ribs well arched and bent.
  • Belly and flanks: Thin; slightly agalgados.
  • Bottom line: It is slightly high.

TAIL: Natural. Set rather high. It is strong, thick and pointed; medium length. During rest falls between the buttocks, up to the height of the Hock and is slightly arched.
When the dog is moving rises horizontally, slightly arched, or folded vertically in the form of Scythe, Although never screwed.


PREVIOUS MEMBERS: Seen from the front and profile are appropriate limbs. They are muscular and thin.

  • Shoulder: Long, inclined, strong and muscular well, angle of scapula - humerus of about 100 °.
  • Elbows: Parallel to the main line of the body.
  • Forearm: Vertical; long and muscled.
  • Carpus: Delgado, is not prominent.
  • Metacarpus: Strong; short, little oblique.
  • Front feet: Rounded. Long toes, strong, together, and well arched. Fingernails are short and strong, preferably dark. The pads are durable and hard.

LATER MEMBERS: Seen from the back and side are well Plumb. They are muscular and thin.

  • Thigh: Long; medium-amplitude and well muscled.
  • Knee joint: angle femur - tibia approximately 135 °.
  • Leg: It is oblique, long, thin, strong and muscled.
  • Hock: Medium tall. It is thin and strong. The angle of the Hock is open approximately 135 °.
  • Metatarsus: It is strong, short, Spurs and oblique.
  • Rear feet: They are rounded, with long toes, strong, together, and well arched. Fingernails are short and strong, preferably dark. The pads are durable and hard.

MOVEMENT: Fast and agile. Lightweight trot.

SKIN: The mucous membranes are preferably black, or always darker than the coat. The skin is thin and stretched.


HAIR: Two varieties. The hair is short or long, medium-thick. The hair is smooth when it is short, or rough when long. Short hair is more abundant than the long hair.
In dogs with long hair and rough, the hairs of the snout are long (Beard). There is no presence of an internal layer of hairs.

COLOR: The predominant colors are yellow and the fawn (with its varieties of color clear, to very dark), and diluted or matte black); unicolores with or without white spots or white stained.
In the small hound the following colors are accepted but are not preferred: black, Brown with or without white markings, or white with spots of these colors.


Height to the cross:

  • Small: 20 – 30 cm..
  • Medium: 40 – 54 cm..
  • Large: 55 – 70 cm..


  • Small: 4 – 6 Kg.
  • Medium: 16 – 20 Kg.
  • Large: 20 – 30 Kg.

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria should be considered as missing and the severity of this is considered in proportion to the degree of deviation from the standard and its effect on the health and welfare of the dog.

  • Behavior: Signs of shyness.
  • Snout / Skull: Skull upper longitudinal axes parallel facial.
  • JAWS: Incorrect occlusion or improperly implanted teeth, bite clamp, incomplete dentition in the large variety.
  • Truffle: Partial absence of pigmentation.
  • Neck: Arched.
  • Body: Arched top line.
  • Rump: Too steep.
  • Spurs: Its existence is not appreciated.
  • Hair: Silky and / or Undercoat.


  • Snout / Skull: Upper longitudinal axes convergent facial skull.
  • Truffle: Total absence of pigmentation.
  • Ears: Rounded.
  • Belly: Very agalgado.
  • Tail: Threaded queue.


  • Behavior: Aggression or excessive shyness.
  • General appearance: Signs of crossing with a Greyhound (Spanish Hound) or a Perdiguero (Portuguese Braco).
  • JAWS: Inadequate opposition of the jaws.
  • Eyes: Eyes of different colour (heterochromia).
  • Ears: Bent or folded.
  • Color: Striped, black and tan, Tri-color or totally white.
  • Any dog showing clear signs of physical abnormalities or behavior should be disqualified.

NOTE: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

TRANSLATION: Rafael Santiago (Puerto Rico).
Technical review: Miguel Angel Martinez (Federation Cynologique Argentina).

Character and skills

The Portuguese Podengo, It is their three varieties has a cheerful character, intelligent and very sociable with other dogs. They are extremely affectionate with their owners, especially with the children.

They are very shy with strangers, always alert and constant surveillance of their territory, that makes them good guard dogs, Although, It lacks the aggressiveness which may show a watchdog or defence.


Unfortunately, the Portuguese Warren Hound is one of the dog breeds that are found today in danger of extinction, even in Portugal. It is not easy to see them out of Portugal.

Imágenes del Podenco English
Videos del Podenco English

  • Otros nombres: Podengo Português / Portuguese Warren Hound / Podengo Portugais / Portugiesischer Podenco / Podengo Portugalski.
  • Group 5 / section 7 -Primitive type of hunting.

Dogs breeds: Portuguese Warren Hound

Canarian Warren Hound
España FCI 329

Podenco Canario

The Canarian Warren Hound is brave, decided to, generous and extremely loyal to his master.


The Canarian Warren Hound It is a breed canine Spanish Canary.

The Canarian Warren Hound, It is one of the oldest breeds that are known today, According to scholars of race data of ago 7000 years. This realize the numerous found vestiges of its representation in engravings, statues and bas-reliefs.

A native of Egypt, probably, He was taken by the Phoenicians, Greek, the same Egyptians to the Canary Islands and Carthaginian, where it is currently easy to see in the larger islands (Gran Canaria and Tenerife).

Since its inception, the Canarian Warren Hound has been located in the natural environment and in power of the farmer who needed to hunt to survive. Given the perfect hunting qualities of this dog: his sense of smell, his ear and sharp vision, as his great speed in the race after the dam, the peasant has had, always, a wonderful ally, It has been able to take advantage of.

The Canarian Warren Hound, as its name suggests it is found in the Canary Islands, and a dog is little known and disseminated outside their place of origin, It is not easy to find puppies.

To the present day, is perfectly adapted, both the flat lands as stony and mountainous, Sandy, or soft as meadows or swingeing; You can both enter caves that penetrates in Lava Tubes or galleries, in thickets or forests, in the end, not arredra before no obstacle.

Physical characteristics

The Canarian Warren Hound, is a dog from size medium, very light but tough.

The height to the cross males will of 55 to 64 cm and the females of 53 to 60 cm.. These measures have 2 cm tolerance up or down.

Has the muscles hyper developed and not adipose panniculus present is easy to appreciate the ribcage, the spine and hip bone.

Has the head elongated with little pronounced stop, the eyes are small, almond-shaped and oblique.

Their ears they are rather large, When the Earth State of arousal keeps them in erect and fall backwards when it is at rest, they are wide at the base and end up in tip.

The limb perfectly Plumb, they are straight, has fine but strong bones. The tail is low, You can take the low or sickle-shaped, but does not exceed Hock.

The hair the Podenco Canario is smooth, tight and short. In the layer color combinations within the following are supported colors: Red and white, with more or less intense red, and finally, Orange to mahogany.


These dogs start to hunt from an early age, giving cases of animals less than three months that show strong hunting instinct.

When they discover and/or they chase prey, they emit a characteristic short and repetitive bark, local hunters known as "sing a rabbit".

Canarian Warren Hound: Standard FCI

GENERAL APPEARANCE: It is a medium-sized dog, slightly elongated, leptosomatico, light, very resistant. The skeleton is well developed. The absence of adipose panniculus allows you to appreciate the relief of the ribcage, spine and hip bones. The muscles are his, spandrel, transluciendo contractions through the skin.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: Slightly longer than high. Well developed chest, without reaching the elbow. Muzzle slightly longer than the skull.

TEMPERAMENT / BEHAVIOR: Brave, nervous, restless and radiating a dynamism. Noble, never aggressive. Selflessly addicted to its owner. Stoically supports more rigorous sessions without the less fatigue.

HEAD: Elongated. Truncated cone shaped, very provided with the body, measuring length 21 to 22 cm.. Parallel skull and facial lines.


  • Skull: Longer than width, plane, with prominent occipital bone.
  • Depression links (Stop): Not very marked.


  • Truffle: Wide, sand color, harmonized with the coat color, slightly open nostrils.
  • Snout: Prominent and wide, dull finish, flesh-colored with more or less intensity in harmony with the color of the fur.
  • Lips: Fine and collected, harmonized with the color of the nose.
  • Teeth: Bite in scissors, in perfect opposition and well-developed.
  • Eyes: Oblique, almond-shaped and small. More or less dark amber depending on the intensity of the color of the layer. His gaze is smart and noble.
  • Ears: Rather large. Carried erect in attention, slightly divergent. Take them back to sleep. Wide at its base and pointy at the end.

NECK: Muscular, straight, with smooth skin, without jowl, rounded and flexible.


  • Back: Strong, muscular, suitable for the race and exercise of hunting.
  • Pork loin: Somewhat elongated.
  • Rump: Something solid bones of the rump, more visible in the exemplary weak or in full hunting season.
  • Breast : Chest with no outgoing sternum, well developed, But however it does not reach the elbow. Oval ribs.
  • Chest perimeter more in 5 to 8 cm as height on the cross.
  • Belly: Collected, without being the Greyhound. Well marked flanks.

TAIL: Lowest insertion, as a continuation of the rump. Rounded, It descends somewhat lower than the Hock. Fall or carried in a sickle-shaped. Something sharp at the tip which is usually white in color. Never screwed. Desirable not to raise in excess to the March.


PREVIOUS MEMBERS: Perfectly Plumb, straight, vertical and parallel, fine but solid bone. Cat feet, generally something diverted outwards. Strong and somewhat oval pads.


  • Angles scapulo-humeral: about 110 °.
  • Humeral-radial angles: about 140 °.

LATER MEMBERS: Plumb, straight, strong, muscular, rather high Hock (some 18 cm from the ground). Straight feet, CAT, with strong and slightly oval pads. Without the presence of spurs.


  • Coxal-femoral angle: about 110 °.
  • Stifle-tibial angle: about 120 °.
  • Angle of the Hock: about 130 °.

MOVEMENT: You must have a fast trot, long and very light.

SKIN: Consistent, attached to the body and without wrinkles.


HAIR: Smooth, short and tight.

COLOR: Preferably red and white, the Red can be more or less intense coming from Orange to dark red (Mahogany). All combinations of these colors.


Height at the withers for males: of 55 to 64 cm.. For females: of 53 to 60 cm..

These measures may vary due to the different land where living and hunting, therefore to accept differences in 2 cm above or below the minimum or maximum size, provided that the copies are typical and the prototype of the breed.

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.


  • Excessively wide head.
  • Too marked stop.
  • Hanging lips.
  • Absence of premolars.
  • Prognathism.
  • Ears very divergent.
  • Flat chest.
  • Outgoing sternum.
  • Threaded queue.
  • Low or cow hocks.
  • Crossing of front feet and hocks in gear.
  • Aggressive temperament.
  • Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

N.B.: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

Character and skills

The Canarian Warren Hound is an animal not showing aggressiveness usually, extremely loyal and noble to teammate, restless, independent, stubborn, worker and intelligent.

It´s brave and decided to, the race is fast and very agile, generous and extremely fell to its owner.

There are no guard and defense attitudes, at home it is "all unknown friend", What makes it ideal as a pet.

If you are raised inside of a Home, Once overcome the first six months of hyperactive life, shown as a quiet animal and customize, attitude changes drastically once comes to the field of hunting.

In its role of Hunter He has always dedicated to the House of the rabbit and its most important feature is the ability that has to adapt to any type of terrain. It is capable of detecting the presence of the press inside cracks thorny bushes or stone walls, Podenco Canario only to follow the trail of the dam with the smell but not catch it.


In the Canary Islands is used in conjunction with the huron, Since the latter catches the rabbit by the throat.

Images of the Canary Warren Hound
The Canary Warren Hound videos
  • Otros nombres: Kanarischen Podenco / Canarian Warren Hound / Canary Islands Hound.
  • Group 5 / section 7 -Primitive type of hunting.

Dogs breeds: Canarian Warren Hound

Ca Eivissenc
España FCI 89

The Ca Eivissenc is quite reserved, It only gives their confidence to its owner.

The Ca Eivissenc or En Ibiza, It is a breed canine Spanish Ibiza (Spain). It gets its name from the island Ibiza, belonging to the Group of islands in the Balearic Islands, bathed by the Mediterranean.

It is a kind of primitive and rustic dog, considered one of the oldest breeds that exist and can be seen the tombs of the Pharaohs and museums whose first signs can be traced back to the 3.400 BC

Read all about the race by clicking on: Ibizan Hound.

  • Otros nombres: Ca Eivissenc / Ibiza-Podenco / Ibizan Warren Hound.
  • Group 5 / section 7 -Primitive type of hunting.

Dogs breeds: Ca Eivissenc

Thai Ridgeback
Tailandia FCI 338

Ridgeback Tailandés

The Thai Ridgeback It is attached to its owner, resistant, active and loves to jump.


The Thai Ridgeback is a breed of dog to dogs section primitive type.

This elegant and attractive breed of dog appears cited from ago 360 years and according to scholars of the race count, kept as it was in the beginning.

The crucial reason why the Thai Ridgeback, It has maintained intact its features was the isolation for so long, suffered Thailand, which has led that race does not mix with others and be kept pure.

Read moreThai Ridgeback

Ibizan Hound
España FCI 89 - Ca Eivissenc

Ca Eivissenc

The Ibizan Hound is one of the medium sized Greyhound, very similar to the Pharaoh Hound.



Ca Eivissenc or Ibizan Hound, It is a breed canine Spanish Ibiza (Spain). It gets its name from the island Ibiza, belonging to the Group of islands in the Balearic Islands, bathed by the Mediterranean.

This dog, the sense of sight and hearing very developed, that is why he has been assigned to hunting, especially in the rabbit, both day and night.

It is a kind of primitive and rustic dog, considered one of the oldest breeds that exist and can be seen the tombs of the Pharaohs and museums whose first signs can be traced back to the 3.400 BC.

Ca Eivissenc is one medium-sized Greyhound, very similar to the Pharaoh Hound. Without a doubt a descendant of the old Egypt dogs, so say the theories written on race..

The origin of this breed is Spain, comes from the island of Ibiza. The city of Ibiza was founded in the 654 BC. by the Carthaginians and it is a conjecture states the possibility of the first settlers to carry with them their dogs of Egyptian origin for simple company and hunt rabbits which were abundant on the island.

But various genetic studies in recent years have come to conclude that contrary to widespread belief that the hound is a type of primitive imported dog makes a 3.000 the area of middle years, These dogs really are close genetic relationship with the rest of European hunting dogs and are not more “primitive” the majority of ellos… The researcher Peter Antoni Marí, Describes various aspects of the morphology, ethology and ecology of Ca Eivissenc in his Races autoctones of les Pitiüses.

Did You Know?

The resemblance of the Ibizan with representations of the Egyptian god Anubis dog is one of the reasons why it is often thought to be an ancient race.

Physical characteristics

Elegant and agile, with an athletic and attractive outline, and with an elastic trot.

The Ibizan Hound has a long, narrow head, sharp cone-shaped; the skull is long and narrow with a little pronounced Stop. The ears must be straight, towards front and very mobile; oblique eyes, small and always amber clear.

The nose is flesh-colored and usually be taken into account to determine the purity of the breed. The color will always be blanco-marron, Blanco-leonado or unicolor, Although this last possibility is more rare encontarlos. The weight varies between the 18 and 24 Kg, Depending on whether it's a male or a female, as well as if you are too well or poorly fed. With regard to the height of the dog there are also many disputes since fashion has at times imposed more slender and tall dogs that the found in the Pitiusas Islands.

The current standard is one height of between 66 and 72 cm., It is very far from reality and the first official standard. Dogs that are bred in Ibiza and Formentera are lower than the maximum permitted height.

Via: criadorscaeivissenc

Character and skills

Pet is an excellent. Very easy to maintain when treated well and will respect your space. It is a dog who thinks pos yes same and there are times they prefer not to have to demonstrate its appreciation towards his master nor be appreciated; just let it quiet. It requires patience when it is trained.

It is not recommendable for the home where children are (He has no patience and is very independent). Generally does not get along well with other pets. Can maintain you in apartment or House, When receive plenty of daily exercise.

Rating of Ibizan hound

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Plantearte before acquiring a dog race “Ibizan Hound” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Images Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Grupo 5/strong> –> Spitz and type
    primitive. / Section 7 –> Primitive types, Hunting dogs.. Without working trial.
  • FCI 89
  • federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
  • Estádar FCI Ibizan Hound

Alternative names:

    1. Ibizan Warren Hound, Ca Eivissenc (English).
    2. Chien de garenne des Baléares (French).
    3. Ca Eivissenc (German).
    4. Podenco ibicenico (Portuguese).
    5. Podenco ibicenco (Spanish).

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