USD $1000 - $1500 Price Avg.

Guard Dogs



Breed Type

Large, Giant


10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Guard Dogs
Popularity/Rank 399
Origin Venezuela
Other Names Dog of Páramos, Perro de los Páramos, Venezuelan Sheepdog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1000 - $1500
How much does it cost to purchase a Mucuchies?
The price of a Mucuchies will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $1000 to $1500 per Mucuchies if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Mucuchies through a shelter.
Size Large, Giant
Weight 66-110 pounds (30-50 kg)
Height 22-28 inches (56-71 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Shepherd, Flock and Family Guardian
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry Unknown

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Feathered
Coat Colors White, White & Black & Gray, White & Honey, White & Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Pied, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Comb, Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Alert, Brave, Confident, Courageous, Daring, Defensive, Loyal, Protective, Trustworthy, Vigilant
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 No
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 7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost $39.00 - $52.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Mucuchies have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Mucuchies dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Venezuela. It is a loyal and protective breed that has been used as a guard dog for centuries. The Mucuchies has a unique appearance, with its long, thick coat and distinctive facial features. It is also known for its intelligence and loyalty to its owners.

The Mucuchies has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years, with some living up to 20 years. It typically stands between 18 and 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 40 and 60 pounds. The coat of the Mucuchies can be any color from white to black, but most commonly it is brown or tan with white markings on the face, chest, legs, and tail.

The personality of the Mucuchies is one of loyalty and protectiveness towards its family members. They are intelligent dogs that are eager to please their owners but can also be independent thinkers when it comes to problem solving or making decisions on their own. They are generally friendly towards other dogs but may be wary of strangers until they get used to them.

Mucuchies dogs are very friendly with children as well as other animals such as cats if they have been properly socialized from an early age. They will usually accept new people into their home after getting used to them over time but may still remain protective over their family members if they feel threatened in any way by outsiders or strangers entering their home environment.

The temperament of the Mucuchies is one that requires patience when training due to its independent nature; however, once trained it will become obedient and loyal towards its owner’s commands without hesitation or complaint.

In terms of health issues, the Mucuchies does not suffer from any major health problems; however there have been reports of hip dysplasia in some individuals which can lead to arthritis later in life if not treated properly by a veterinarian at an early stage in life before symptoms become severe enough for surgery or medication intervention being required for treatment purposes..

The adaptability level of the Mucuchies is quite high due to its ability to adjust quickly when exposed new environments or situations; however this does not mean that it should be left alone for extended periods without proper supervision as this could lead it becoming bored which could result in destructive behavior such as chewing furniture or barking excessively out boredom..

Overall, owning a Mucuchies dog can provide many benefits such as companionship due to their loyal nature; protection due their alertness; intelligence due their ability learn quickly; exercise opportunities due them being active breeds; entertainment through playing games together; plus much more!


The Mucuchies is a large, shaggy-coated working dog from the Venezuelan Andes. It is closely related to the Mastiff and the Cane Corso. The breed almost became extinct in the early 20th century, but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. The Mucuchies is now gaining popularity as a working dog and companion animal.

The Mucuchies is thought to be descended from the Molossus, an ancient Greek breed of Mastiff-type dogs. The Molossus was brought to South America by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century. In Venezuela, the Molossus was used as a working dog on plantations and farms. Over time, the breed developed into the Mucuchies we know today.

The Mucuchies nearly became extinct in the early 1900s due to cross-breeding with other breeds such as the Boxer and Bulldog. However, a few dedicated breeders in Venezuela kept the purebred Mucuchies alive. In recent years, the breed has begun to gain popularity as a working dog and companion animal.

The Mucuchies is recognized as a breed by several kennel clubs, including the American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club. The breed is still relatively rare outside of Venezuela, but its popularity is growing in other countries such as Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador.