Burgos Pointer

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Perdiguero de Burgos
Burgos Pointer or Perdiguero de Burgos.JPG
Female Burgos Pointer
Other names Perdiguero de Burgos
Burgalese Pointer
Country of origin Spain
Traits
Weight 55-66 pounds
Height Male 24,4 to 26,4 inches
Female 23,2 to 25,2 inches
Coat Short, Bushy and Smooth
Color Brown/combined with brown/spottled
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
Two Burgos Pointers in 1932.

A Burgos Pointer (Spanish: perdiguero de Burgos) is a breed of dog native to Spain. Originating from Castile, especially in the province of Burgos, this hardy breed is used for hunting and has some outstanding features for small game.

History and origin of the breed[edit]

It is an ancient breed dating back to the 1500s and originating in the Castilian plateau, which is very widespread. It is very probable that the breed participated in the creation of other races of this group.[1]

The breed is believed to have descended from a mix of the Sabueso Español and the Pachon Navarra (also known as the Perros de Punta Ibericos).[2]

Description[edit]

The figure of Burgos Pointer is perhaps not so style crystallized as other breeds in their group (such as the English Pointer), but conveys a clear sense of robustness thanks to its port square. Things to note are their long ears and two folded sheets in the form of double chin. The tail is usually cut off a third of its original length.

Colour: It has two color variations: one where the basic color is stained and/or combined with other brown and brown, where the basic color is brown which is, in this case, white spottled.

Coat: The fur is short, bushy and smooth.

Height: Males from 62 to 67 cm (24 to 26 in) and females from 59 to 64 cm (23 to 25 in).

Weight: 25 to 30 kg (55 to 66 lb).

Care[edit]

If kept in its natural environment of care that requests are rare, given its perfect adaptation to its environment. Like so many other breeds of hunting dogs require daily exercise and large doses of wide open spaces where they run.

Temperament[edit]

It is a gentle and quiet dog who rarely startled easily. Not a dog that fits well in urban environments

Training[edit]

It is intelligent and learns easily it comes to their job hunting.

Utility[edit]

As many other races of this group is a dog hunter, exclusive countryside environments and that has not been used in other purposes. Within this hunting breed is described as "trace and shows (by its smell so). It is used for both hunting hair (rabbits, hares, etc.). As for the feather (birds). It is perfect for hunting in any terrain (hard as it is) because it has an enviable physical endurance and speed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burgos Pointer". United Kennel Club. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Jordana, J.; Piedrafita, J.; Sanchez, A.; Puig, P. "Comparative F statistics analysis". Autonomous University of Barcelona. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014.