Villanuco de Las Encartaciones
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|Other names||Villanuco de Las Encartaciones
Basque rat hunting dog
|Origin||Basque Country (Spain)|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The Villanuco de Las Encartaciones (Basque: Enkarterriko billanuko, Cantabrian: Villanucu, English: Little Villein of Las Encartaciones ) is a Spanish breed of dog typical of the region of Las Encartaciones (Biscay), Cantabria and northern Burgos (Spain).
Despite the great similarity in names, the Villano de Las Encartaciones is a different breed, but share in common the area of origin.
It is a ratter, used as a "door dog" for its speed advising the arrival of strangers. The census estimated that there is about 50 dogs with what is in a critical state of conservation, although its small size and character are prized as pets.
- Gómez, Mariano. "Importance of the conservation of native breeds in the Basque Country (Euskadi)". Euskonew & Media. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
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