Ratonero Valenciano

USD $1,200 - $1,500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



14-16 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 484
Origin Spain
Other Names Gos Rater Valencià, Ratera Valencia
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1,200 - $1,500
How much does it cost to purchase a Ratonero Valenciano?
The price of a Ratonero Valenciano will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $1,200 to $1,500 per Ratonero Valenciano 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 Ratonero Valenciano through a shelter.
Size Small
Weight Male: 11-18 pounds (5-8 kg),
Female: 11-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Height Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm),
Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 18th century
Ancestry Spanish

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense
Coat Colors Black & Tan, Brown & Tan, Brown & White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Black, Blue
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, White
Coat Color Possibilities White, Cream, Fawn, Red, Orange, Sable, Black, Grey
Coat Length Short
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth and short.
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors, Ear cleaner, Toothbrush, Shampoo, Conditioner.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Alert, Delicate, Fast, Gentle, Intelligent, 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 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 Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Cups Per Day 1/4 cup
Daily Cost $10-$20
Monthly Cost The cost of a Ratonero Valenciano dog can vary depending on the age, size, and health of the dog. Generally, the cost of a Ratonero Valenciano puppy can range from $500 to $1,500. The monthly cost of owning a Ratonero Valenciano can range from $50 to $150.


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Ratonero Valenciano have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Ratonero Valenciano is a small, energetic breed of dog that originated in Spain. It is a hunting breed that was developed to hunt small game such as rats and rabbits. The Ratonero Valenciano has a unique appearance with its short, smooth coat and long ears. It has an alert expression and an athletic build.

The Ratonero Valenciano has an average lifespan of 12-14 years and can reach up to 15 inches in height at the shoulder. They typically weigh between 10-15 pounds, making them a great choice for those looking for a smaller breed of dog. The Ratonero Valenciano comes in several colors including black, white, tan, red, fawn and brindle.

The Ratonero Valenciano is known for its friendly personality and intelligence. They are loyal companions who love to please their owners and are eager to learn new things. They are also very active dogs who need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy.

Ratonero Valencianos are generally friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they may be wary of strangers so it’s important to introduce them slowly when meeting new people or animals for the first time.

The Ratonero Valenciano has a lively temperament but can also be quite independent at times which makes them suitable for experienced owners who understand how to train this breed effectively without being too harsh or overbearing with their commands or expectations.

In terms of health, the Ratonero Valenciano is generally considered to be quite healthy but like all breeds they can suffer from certain conditions such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so regular checkups with your vet are recommended in order to keep your pet healthy throughout their life span .

When it comes to adaptability the Ratonero Valencianos do well in most environments provided they get enough exercise each day which helps keep them mentally stimulated as well as physically fit . As pets , these dogs make great companions due to their loyal nature , intelligence , friendliness towards other animals , children ,and adults alike .


The Ratonero Valenciano is a small breed of dog that is native to the Valencia region of Spain. The breed is also known as the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz, which means "rat catcher of the Andalusia wine cellars". The Ratonero Valenciano is a descendant of the Spanish Pointer and was used for hunting rats and other small animals in the region.

The Ratonero Valenciano breed almost became extinct in the early 21st century due to a lack of interest from breeders. However, a few dedicated breeders kept the breed alive and it has since become popular again. The Ratonero Valenciano is now recognized by several kennel clubs, including the American Kennel Club.

The ancestry of the Ratonero Valenciano dog is unknown, but it is thought to be a cross between the Spanish Pointer and another small breeds such as the Chihuahua or Toy Poodle. The Ratonero Valenciano was first recognized as a separate breed in Spain in the early 20th century.

The Ratonero Valenciano is a small, compact dog with short legs and a long body. The head is large in proportion to the body and has a long, pointed muzzle. The ears are long and droopy, and the eyes are dark brown. The coat is short and dense, with colors that include black, brown, fawn, orange, white, or any combination thereof.

The Ratonero Valenciano is an active little dog that loves to play and needs plenty of exercise. They are intelligent dogs that are easy to train but can be stubborn at times. They are good with children and other pets if they are socialized from an early age.