Villano de las Encartaciones

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Villano de las Encartaciones
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Other names
  • Villano dog
  • Basque butcher's dog
  • Basque landrace dog
  • Basque dogo
  • Basque catch dog
  • Basque cattle dog.
Common nicknames
  • Cattle dog from Las Encartaciones
  • Las Encartaciones cattle dog
  • Basque cattle dog
  • Basque cattle landrace dog.
Basque Country
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Villano de Las Encartaciones (Basque: Enkarterriko billano, Cantabrian: Villanu, English: Butcher's dog of Las Encartaciones) is a Spanish working dog originated in Las Encartaciones, a comarca of the province of Biscay, in the Basque country, eastern Cantabria and northern Burgos.[1][2][3] There are less than 100 of them in existence.[4] The Villano derived from the Spanish Bulldog, of which it represents a lighter, faster and more agile version. The dog is used to catch Monchina cattle, which are raised in a feral state in northern Spain. The Villano is also used for boar hunting given its qualities as a catch dog. Males stand 60 to 65 cm at the shoulder and weigh up to 35 kg.

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  1. ^ "VILLANO DE LAS ENCARTACIONES (Perro villano)" (in Spanish). 2017-01-17. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  2. ^ "Como es la raza de perro Villano de las Encartaciones". PETSmanía (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  3. ^, infoPerros-. "infoPerros - Razas de perros, fotos y videos". Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  4. ^ D. Matassino; J. Boyazoglu; A. Cappuccio (1997). International symposium on Mediterranean animal germplasm and future human challenges: a joint EAAP - FAO - CIHEAM International Symposium. Wageningen Pers. p. 291. ISBN 978-90-74134-46-0.

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