The best friend of the Iberian


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Thread dedicated to the canine races of Iberia witnesses and companions through the millennia.

They say that the dog is the best friend of man and it is possible.

The greyhound (from the Latin gallĭcus canis, 'dog of the Gaul'), or Spanish greyhound, is an autochthonous canine breed from Spain belonging to the group of shorthaired greyhounds (group X.3 in the FCI classification). 9 Although there is also a variety of hard hair.

It is a pure race, that is, that its characteristics have been achieved by selection over the centuries and not by crossing other races. Greyhounds are big runner dogs that can reach 70km / h




National Club of the Spanish Greyhoundñol
Podenco andaluz (Andalusian Hound)

Today we will show the Andalusian Podenco in its varieties. Because of their appearance many see the Egyptian dogs represented in the hieroglyphics but after genetic tests it was seen that it is a breed of European dog branches.


Short hair


Hard hair


Podenco Maneto

The Podencos Andaluces like the other podencos have a very developed sense of sight, hearing and smell, which makes them good hunters, especially when it comes to rabbit hunting. In the huntings of big game practiced in the center and south of Spain the podencos constitute the nucleus of the rehalas (group of dogs of big game, whose number oscillates between 20 and 24), that usually are composed by podencos of big size for the harassment and for some medium-sized specimens such as poachers or search dogs. In small game, the medium and small varieties are used, either individually, in pairs or in recollects (gang of hunting dogs).

One of the most typical features of the large-sized hound, is the one of quitaor3 accompanying the gallas4 of greyhounds during the hunting of the hare. His work consists, first, in lifting and letting the rabona out of his bed or hiding place, putting it at the disposal of the greyhounds and, after the haul is finished, in removing the piece from the greyhound to take it to its owner. In Andalusian farmhouses, large animals were used as guard dogs and small animals as rodent cleaners.

National Club of the Andalusian Podenco
Podenco ibicenco (Ibizan Hound)

The origin of this breed in Spain comes from the island of Ibiza. The city of Ibiza was founded in 654 a. C. by the Carthaginians and it is a conjecture to establish the possibility that the first settlers would take with them their dogs of Egyptian origin for simple company and to hunt the abundant rabbits of the island.

In contrast to the commonly accepted theories, several genetic studies conducted in recent years have come to conclude that, contrary to the widespread belief that the hound is a type of primitive dog imported about 3,000 years ago from the Middle East area, these Dogs actually have a close genetic relationship with the rest of European hunting dogs and are no more "primitive" than most of them. See studies on the dog's genome.

Podenco Canario

It measures between 53 and 64 cm up to the cross. It is a slightly elongated dog with much muscle, with a brown color (chocolate) or also light brown or yellow, may or may not be accompanied by white markings; It usually has little fur. Start hunting from an early age, giving cases of animals less than three months that show strong hunter instinct. When they discover and / or pursue a prey, they emit a characteristic short and repetitive bark, known by hunters as "beat".

Podenco valenciano

The Valencian podenco, new Spanish breed
Although the history of the Valencian podenco comes from afar, we began with the end, for its inclusion, by the RSCE, in the 5th group of Spanish breeds with Podencos Andaluz, Maneto, Canario and Ibicenco.

The Xarnego or Xarnego Valenciano is a hound breed of dog originating in Valencian Community, Spain. This breed is known by several names, according to the different areas of the Valencian geography: Xarnego, Xarnego Valenciano, Gos coniller, Podenco Valencíano. It was officially recognized by the Real Sociedad Canina de España in 2017.

This breed has three types of hair, smooth, hard and "sedeño", being the only type of Iberian podencos/pondengos having the latter type of hair also transmitted, as with some other autochthonous breed, of randomly way among litters that born of straight hair. The sedeño variety of this breed is known as "Polserut", local word for a particular type of coat in this breed, though long, is substantially different in layout and texture.

Podengo Portugues

The Portuguese hound (in Portuguese, Podengo Português) is a breed of lusa dog traditionally used for rabbit hunting.

There are three types of this hound breed: large, medium and small. There are also two types of fur.




It has always been said, I do not know to what extent it can be true. I do not think so.
Perro de agua español. Spanish Water Dog[h=1][/h]The water dog is a canine race originally from Andalusia, Spain, traditionally used as a shepherd, helper on boats and in hunting. The breed was recognized by the Royal Canine Society of Spain in 1985 and by the International Cynological Federation in 1999.




There are several theories about the origin of the race. The most accepted considers that it is an archaic race introduced in Europe during the Islamic invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, which began in 711. Naturally it entered the south, establishing itself in Andalusia where it procreated and settled in the whole territory of Al-Andalus. Several centuries later, through canyons and waterways, it reached other countries in Western Europe, where it probably mixed up with similar groups.

Documents dating from the fourteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries mention the massive presence of Spanish water dogs in Seville, its port on the Guadalquivir River and its marshes.
Spanish Association of the Spanish Water Dog
Portuguese water dog

The Cão de Agua Português is a dog breed from Portugal, similar to the Spanish Water Dog. Some authors believe that this breed has a certain relationship with the Irish Kerry Blue Terrier. Old breed, it is thought that it accompanied the Portuguese sailors of the XV and XVI centuries.


Alano español. Spanish Alaun

The Alano Español is a very large dog of the
Molossertype, with a large, strong head. Males should be no smaller than 58 centimetres (23 in) at the withers, and should weigh 34–40 kilograms (75–88 lb) with females somewhat smaller.ñolñol




Spanish National Alano Club




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So far i like the most the Spanish Alaun,is this supposed to be a dog from Alans?


And this one,Podenco Andaluz
[CITA = Milan.M; 569299] Hasta ahora, me gusta más el alaun español, ¿se supone que este es un perro de Alans?
Y este, Podenco Andaluz

It is believed that yes. He would have come with the Alans who integrated themselves with the Vandals who arrived in Spain.
Dogo español

The Spanish Bulldog is a rare Spanish breed in the process of recovery. It has a close relationship with the Spanish Alano, but it is larger. The Spanish Bulldog is recognized by the National Dog Association and consequently by the Alianz Canine Worldwide.

At present we find the most important population centers of the same in Spain (especially in the south of the country, in the region of Andalusia) and Norway.

Difference between Spanish Bulldog and Spanish Alano


During the period between the end of the s. IV and V, the Alano people are occupying large areas of southern Europe, including the Iberian Peninsula. This town is accompanied by their dogs of prey, which mestizan with the powerful dogs brought to the peninsula by Phoenicians and Romans, mainly. Miscegenation that gives rise to what would later be called Dogo, Presa or flat Spanish among other synonyms.




National Club of the Dogo español



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[QUOTE = PT Tagus; 569308] sí, tengo un yorkshire terrier. [/ QUOTE]

There's a Londoner here who hates them, but he's an excellent race.
Do you have any of this dogs?

No. An uncle of mine had one when I was a child. I have had big breed dogs but now is not the time, they are for many years and it is necessary to be clear. The hound above all is the most popular, my brother has 10 podencos and even the handle. The water dog is easy to see, the greyhound also. The Alans very hard I think most do not even know them, I've seen Dogo one in my life and the Alano my uncle had. Perhaps in a few years they have become better known, it is possible.

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