Andalusian Hound

USD $300-$500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 332
Origin Spain
Other Names Andalusian Podenco, Podenco Andalusian, Podenco Andaluz, Podenco Maneto Andalusian
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $300-$500
How much does a Andalusian Hound cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $300 to $500 on your Andalusian Hound if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Andalusian Hound from a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight Small: 11-24 pounds (5-11 kg)Large: 46-73 pounds (20-33 kg), Medium: 22-40 pounds (10-18 kg)
Height Small: 12-17 inches (30-43 cm)Large: 20-25 inches (50-63 cm), Medium: 16-21 inches (40-53 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin 14th century
Ancestry Iberian Peninsula

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Smooth, Wiry
Coat Colors Golden
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Green, Blue
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Tan, Red, Pink
Coat Color Possibilities Fawn, Red, Tan, Black, Brindle, White, Grey, Blue, Silver
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth and silky.
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Excellent sight, Hearing, Hunting, Smell
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $10-$20
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Andalusian Hound have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Andalusian Hound is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Spain. It is an ancient breed, with records of its existence dating back to the 16th century. The Andalusian Hound is a loyal and affectionate companion, and makes an excellent family pet.

Appearance: The Andalusian Hound has a long, slender body with a deep chest and strong legs. Its head is long and narrow, with large ears that hang down close to its cheeks. Its coat is short and dense, usually white or cream in color with black or brown markings on the face and legs.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Andalusian Hound is between 10-12 years. They typically weigh between 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg) and stand at about 18-22 inches (46-56 cm) tall at the shoulder. Common colors for this breed include white or cream with black or brown markings on the face and legs.

Personality: The Andalusian Hound has a friendly personality that makes it an ideal family pet. They are intelligent dogs who are eager to please their owners, making them easy to train for basic obedience commands such as sit, stay, come when called etc.. They are also very loyal companions who will bond closely with their owners over time.

Friendliness: The Andalusian Hound gets along well with other dogs as well as cats if they have been properly socialized from an early age. They can also be friendly towards children if they have been raised around them from puppyhood; however they may be too energetic for very young children so supervision should always be provided when playing together just in case things get too rough!

Temperament: This breed has a calm temperament but can become excitable when playing or exercising outdoors; they need plenty of mental stimulation to keep them happy so regular walks/runs/playtime sessions are essential for their wellbeing!

Health: Generally speaking this breed does not suffer from any major health issues; however like all breeds it can be prone to certain conditions such as hip dysplasia so regular checkups at the vet should always be carried out just in case anything arises which needs treating quickly before it becomes more serious!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: The Andalusian Hound adapts well to most living environments but does best in homes where there’s plenty of space for them to run around outside – either in your own garden or at nearby parks/fields etc.. This breed makes an excellent family pet due to its friendly nature; it loves spending time with its owners whether that’s going on walks together or simply snuggling up on the sofa after dinner!


The Andalusian Hound is a breed of dog that is native to the Iberian Peninsula. The breed is also known as the Perro de Presa Andaluz, Spanish Mastiff, and Andalusian Dogo. The Andalusian Hound is a large breed of dog that was used for hunting in the mountains of Spain. The breed is thought to be descended from the ancient Roman Molossus. The Andalusian Hound was used in the sport of bull-baiting and was also used to hunt wild boar and deer. The breed almost became extinct in the early 1900s due to a lack of interest in hunting. The Andalusian Hound was saved from extinction by a few Spanish hunters who continued to use the breed for hunting. The Andalusian Hound has been recognized as a breed by the FCI since 1971.