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Spanish Hounds

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.

Height: 18" - 22"

Life Span: 11 - 13 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Spain (Middle Ages)

Also Known As: Sabueso Espanol

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Spanish Hound is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

This breed is a work dog that is used to working alone, rather than in a pack. It should be introduced to children and strangers only with caution. Even though it was not bred with the purpose in mind, this breed's temperament often makes it a good guard / watch dog.

Compatibility with Kids

Not good with children.

History

The breed is probably descended from the Mastiff, as well as the Bloodhound and extinct White Talbot. It was isolated on the Iberian Peninsula, so the breed remained pure.