Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Canarian Warren Hound - Canarian Podenco

(Podenco Canario)

Podenco Canario


ORIGIN

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FCI
Spain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
24.06.1987.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Is used for rabbit hunting, and to that end, adapts perfectly to the many irregularities of the terrain by using his prodigious nose, his sight and hearing. He endures easily high temperatures and is capable of hunting from dawn to nightfall. He is mainly a tracker dog who must neither bark nor catch the game during his scenting work. Is also used in hunting, combined with the ferret, method of hunting authorised on the islands. He usually takes the rabbits in his mouth.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 5Spitz and primitive types
Section 7Primitive type - Hunting Dogs
Without working trial

UKC
Sighthound/Pariah

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs. Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
On the Canary Islands, from where he originates, he is known under the name of Podenco Canario. We meet him frequently on all the islands, especially on the biggest, on the Gran Canary Island and the Isle of Teneriffe. The Podenco Canario is a dog of Egyptian origin which was probably imported to the Canary Islands by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Carthaginians and the Egyptians themselves. It is one of the most ancient breeds in existence, because we find numerous vestiges (engravings, statues, bas-reliefs) in the tombs of the Pharaohs and in the museums of the Louvre or the British Museum. This breed dates back about seven thousand years.
His extraordinary survival is no doubt due to his gifts as a hunter which have made him irreplaceable during the centuries. Thanks to his nose and his hearing, he can also detect the presence of rabbits at the bottom of natural crevices of the terrain, in cracks in walls, in the heaps of stones at the edges of ploughed fields, in the volcanic tubes and in the thorny bushes.
UKC
An ancient breed of Egyptian origin, its ancestors were probably brought to the Canary Islands by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Carthaginians and the Egyptians themselves. The breed dates back about seven thousand years. It hunts rabbits and ferrets by sight, scent and sound and has extraordinary survival skills. The Podenco Canario was recognized by the United Kennel Club July 1, 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
It is a dog of medium size, built on longish lines, slender, light and extremely resistant. The skeleton is well developed. The absence of layers of fat make it possible to see the rib cage as well as the spinal column and the hip bones. The musculature is developed to the highest degree, lean, the contractions of the muscles are visible through the skin.
UKC
A medium sized, slender, light breed that carries no excess fat. The ribs, spinal column and hip bones are readily apparent and the musculature is very lean and well developed.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Sligthly longer than high. Chest well developed without coming down to the elbow. Muzzle slightly longer than the skull.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Courageous, nervy, agitated, and of an enthusiastic dynamism. Imposing but not at all aggressive. Attached with abnegation to his master, he stoically puts up with the most rigorous days without the least sign of fatigue.
UKC
Courageous, enthusiastic and energetic, not at all aggressive, and very attached to his master.

HEAD

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FCI
Elongated, truncated cone shape, well in proportion with the body, of medium length of 21 to 22 cm. The cranial-facial axes are parallel.
UKC
Long and cone shaped, with parallel planes.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Longer than wide, flat, with the occipital crest prominent.
UKC
The skull is flat, longer than wide, and has a marked occipital crest. The stop is barely marked.

Stop

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FCI
Barely marked.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Large, flesh-coloured in harmony with the colour of the coat. Nostrils moderately open.
UKC
Large, and flesh colored.

Muzzle

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FCI
Large and prominent, in shape of a blunt cone, more or less dark flesh colour in harmony with the coat.
UKC
Longer than the skull, shaped like a blunt cone. The lips are fine and tight, the same color as the nose.

Lips

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FCI
Fine and tight, of a colour in harmony with the nose.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Scissor bite, teeth adapting perfectly, well developed.
UKC
The Podenco Canario has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Oblique, small, almond-shaped. More or less dark amber in colour; the intensity depends on the colour of the coat. The expression is intelligent and full of nobleness.
UKC
Small, almond shaped, and obliquely set. Dark amber in color, the depth depending on the coat color. The expression is intelligent and noble.

Ears

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FCI
Quite big, they rise up when the dog is in a state of excitation and are pricked in a slightly divergent position. At rest, they tip backwards. They are broad at their set on, ending in a point.
UKC
Large and prick, broad at the set-on, and tapering to a point. At rest, they tip backwards.

NECK

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FCI
Well muscled, straight, with smooth skin and without dewlap, flexible and rounded.
UKC
Well muscled, straight, flexible and rounded, with no dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The body is slightly longer than tall. The chest is well developed but does not come down to the elbow. The sternum does not protrude in front of the point of the shoulder. The ribs are oval. The back is strong and the loin is somewhat elongated. The hipbones are visible. The belly is drawn up but not whippety.

Back

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FCI
Strong, musculature well developed, fit for the racing and the demands of the hunt.

Loin

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FCI
A little elongated.

Croup

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FCI
Bones of the rump quite solid, more visible in the thin subjects or in full hunting season.

Chest

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FCI
The sternum is not protruding. Chest well developed, yet does not come down to the elbow. Ribs oval. The thoracic perimeter exceeds the height at the withers by 5 to 8 cm.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Drawn up, without being as whippety as the Galgo. Flanks well marked.

TAIL

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FCI
Rather low set, appears as an extension of the rump. Round, reaches only a little lower than the hock. Hanging, or raised in sickle shape. A little tapered at the tip, which is usually white. Is never rolled up. It is not desirable it be carried too high when moving.
UKC
Set rather low and reaching just below the hock. It is carried hanging or in a sickle shape. It is a little tapered at the tip, which is generally white. The tail should never be curled or carried too high when moving.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Perfectly vertical, straight and parallel; bone structure fine but solid; Angulations: Scapula-humeral angle about 110°. Humeral-radial angle about 140°.
UKC
The angulation of the shoulder blade and upper arm is approximately 110 degrees.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Perfectly vertical, straight and parallel with fine but solid bone. The feet generally turn slightly outwards.

FEET

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UKC
Cat feet with firm pads.

Forefeet

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Feet in shape of cat-feet, generally slightly turned outwards. Pads firm, slightly oval.

Hind feet

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Cat-feet really straight, pads firm and oval shaped.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well vertical, straight, robust; musculature well developed. Angulations: Coxal-femoral angle about 110°. Femoral-tibial angle about 120°. Angle of the hock about 130°.
UKC
The angulation of the pelvis and femur matches that of the shoulder blade and upper arm.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The hind legs are vertical and straight with strong musculature. Angulation at the stifle is 120 degrees and at the hock it is 140 degrees. The hocks are quite high.

Hock

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FCI
Hock quite high (about 18 cm from the ground).

Rear pastern

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No dewclaws.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
The trot must be agile, extended and very light.
UKC
Agile, extended, and very light.

SKIN

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FCI
Firm, adheres without folds to the body.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Smooth, short and dense.
UKC
Smooth, short, and dense.

COLOUR

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FCI
Preferably red and white, the red may be more or less intense, going from orange to dark red (mahogany). All combinations of these colours.
UKC
Any combination of red and white, with the red ranging from orange through mahogany.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

For males from 55 to 64 cm, for females from 53 to 60 cm.
Because of the differences of configuration of the terrains where the dog lives and hunts, these average sizes may vary; so one may accept deviations of 2 cm above the maximum size and 2 cm below the minimal size, as long as the subjects in question correspond to the archetype of the breed.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is from 21.5 to 25 inches. For females, it is 21 to 23.5 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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FCI

  • Head excessively broad.
  • Stop too marked.
  • Pendulous lips.
  • Absence of premolars.
  • Prognathism.
  • Ears too divergent.
  • Flattened chest.
  • Sternum protruding.
  • Rolled up tail.
  • Hocks too low; cow-hocked.
  • Crossing of the fore and hindlegs at the walk.
  • Aggressive behaviour.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Head: Head excessively broad.
Skull: Excessive stop.
Muzzle: Pendulous lips.
Teeth: Absence of premolars.
Body: Protruding sternum.
Hind Legs: Low hocks.
Tail: Rolled up tail.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.