Caring for Your Faithful CompanionSabueso Espagnol: What a Unique Breed!
Height18 to 22 inches
Weight45 to 55 pounds
PersonalityCan be somewhat temperamental. It is not an easy dog to train to house-living. Very energetic, with a forceful sense of purpose. Loyal to its owner.
HistoryA scent-hunting dog much like a Foxhound. The Sabueso is thought to be of French origin but is now essentially a Spanish breed. Breed classes are divided by size with the smaller, under 20-1/2 inches more commonly seen. A forceful hunter, the Sabueso can be used in a pack or individually as a line or tracking hound and is sometimes used to find missing persons by the police. Rarely seen outside its native land.
Body TypeHound with a Foxhound in appearance. The long tail is carried low and is not altered. The hanging ears are very long and folded. They are not altered.
CoatShort and smooth. The color may be any shade of red with white markings. Black markings are not common but allowed. Minimal grooming required.
Health and WellnessMay have ear problems. Hip dysplasia.
What You Should KnowDoes not make a very good house pet. Needs room to run. Obedience training is highly recommended. A willful nature is typical. Will be difficult to find outside of Spain.