Podenco Andaluz (medium)

Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

15 months

Height (Shoulder height)

45 cm


19 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / short-haired / silky / stiff/rigid

Coat color

cinnamon color, white, white or cinnamon colored markings

Common illnesses

susceptible to inbreeding / gastrointestinal problems

Food expenses per month in €

about € 49

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


sporting / social / playful / likes hunting / intelligent / lively / likes learning

Bred for

hare hunt

Common illnesses

susceptible to inbreeding / gastrointestinal problems

Dog type according to FCI

spitz and primitive types

FCI description

Many dogs of this group were kept as guard, hat, hunt, or sled dogs. They are considered to be very strong-willed and often less affectionate than other breeds. Many have a pronounced territorial consciousness and get along with same-sex conspecifics less well. They are often not easy to educate and only participate in things they consider useful.

So if you want a cuddly family dog that does every trick, you wont be happy here. Generally many of these dogs, like Chow Chow, Aktita and Co. are rather one-man dogs, i.e. related to one person and do not bind themselves to the whole family. Spitze in particular tend very much to loud utterances.

Short description

The Podenco Andaluz has a friendly and adaptable character. He is known to be very active and athletic, subsequently loves and physical and mental exercise, then he's sensitive and calm at home. He can be shy around strangers. Furthermore he is a passionate hunter.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.