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The Podenco Canario, or Canarian Warren Hound, is a medium-size (20 to 25 inches at the shoulder) sighthound with keen nose and hearing. This breed is similar to better known the Ibizan Hound and Pharaoh Hound. Muscular, slender and hardy, the Podenco Canario is well adjusted to work in hot summer conditions and is able to run all day long. Courageous, energetic, and reserved with strangers, he is very loyal to his owner and makes a good family dog. His short coat comes in combination of white and red (from orange to mahogany).
The Podenco is found on all of the Canary Islands. Being a typical high-key hunting dog, the Podenco is used in packs to point and retrieve game, but primarily hunts rabbits. These dogs are gentle, loyal and make wonderful pets. In temperament, they are similar to greyhounds.
- FCI Standard #329
- Denise Como. Sighthounds Afield
- Hephaestus Books. Sighthounds