Villano de Las Encartaciones

USD $1200 - $1500 Price Avg.

Working Dogs



Breed Type



9-11 years


Breed Information

Group Working Dogs
Popularity/Rank 329
Origin Spain
Other Names Presa Espanol, Villano Bulldog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200 - $1500
How much does a Villano de Las Encartaciones cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1200 to $1500 on your Villano de Las Encartaciones 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones from a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 77-83 pounds (35-38 kg),
Female: 66-74 pounds (30-34 kg)
Height Male: 24–26 inches (60–67 cm),
Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm)
Lifespan 9-11 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 Smooth, Straight
Coat Colors Black, Brindle, Dark Brown, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Blue, Brown, Green, Hazel, Red
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, White, Grey, Red
Coat Color Possibilities Fawn, Black, White, Tan, Brindle, Red, Blue, Silver, Grey
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Rough
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors, Dematting comb, Grooming mitt, Grooming spray, Ear cleaner.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Calm, Caring, Delicate, Energetic, Gentle, Guarding, Loyal, Obedient, Strong-willed
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 High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost The cost of owning a Villano de Las Encartaciones dog varies depending on the individual needs of the dog. Generally, the cost of food, veterinary care, grooming, and other supplies can range from $50 to $150 per month.


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Villano de Las Encartaciones have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Villano de Las Encartaciones is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in Spain. It is a very old breed, with records of its existence dating back to the 16th century. The Villano de Las Encartaciones is an intelligent and loyal companion, making it an ideal pet for families.

Appearance: The Villano de Las Encartaciones has a strong and muscular body with a broad chest and well-defined muscles. Its head is large and round with small ears that are set high on the head. Its eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown in color, while its muzzle is long and pointed. The coat of the Villano de Las Encartaciones can be either short or long, but it always has a thick undercoat that helps keep it warm in cold climates.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Villano de Las Encartaciones is between 10 to 12 years when properly cared for. It stands at about 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 40 to 50 pounds when fully grown. This breed comes in several colors including black, white, tan, red, fawn and brindle.

Personality: The Villano de Las Encartaciones has an even temperament that makes them great family pets as they are loyal companions who love spending time with their owners. They are also very intelligent dogs who learn quickly and respond well to training if given consistent guidance from their owners.

Friendliness: This breed gets along well with other dogs as well as children if socialized properly from an early age; however they may be wary of strangers until they get used to them over time so proper introductions should be made when introducing new people into their home environment. They also tend to get along well with other animals such as cats if raised together from puppyhood or introduced slowly over time while supervised by their owners

Temperament: The Villano de Las Encartaciones has an even temperament which makes them great family pets as they are loyal companions who love spending time with their owners; however they can become protective of their family if not socialized properly from an early age so proper introductions should be made when introducing new people into their home environment

Health: Generally speaking this breed does not suffer from any major health issues; however like all breeds there may be some minor health concerns such as hip dysplasia or eye problems which can occur due to genetics or environmental factors so regular vet checkups should be done throughout your pet’s life

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: This breed adapts easily to different environments making them suitable for both city living or country living; however due to its size it may not do well in apartments unless given plenty of exercise outside each day .The benefits of having this breed as a pet include its loyalty towards its owner , intelligence , even temperament ,and ability to get along with other animals .


The Villano de Las Encartaciones is a breed of dog that originates from the Basque Country in Spain. The breed is named after the municipality of Las Encartaciones, where they were originally bred. The Villano de Las Encartaciones is a large breed of dog, with males weighing up to 100 pounds and females up to 80 pounds. They are a working breed of dog, and were originally used for herding and guarding livestock.

The Villano de Las Encartaciones breed almost became extinct in the early 21st century. This was due to a combination of factors, including the mechanization of farming, which led to a decrease in the need for herding dogs; the Spanish Civil War, which led to many rural areas being abandoned; and World War II, which resulted in food shortages and a decrease in the number of people able to care for dogs. In 2004, there were only 24 Villanos de Las Encartaciones left in the world.

However, the breed has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. This is due in part to their appearance; the Villano de Las Encartaciones is a large, muscular dog with a thick coat that comes in various colors including black, brown, and white. They are also considered to be very intelligent and trainable dogs. In addition, their history as a nearly extinct breed has made them popular among dog lovers who want to help preserve rare breeds.

The ancestry of the Villano de Las Encartaciones is unknown. However, they are thought to be descended from mastiffs brought to Spain by the Romans. They are also related to other Spanish breeds such as the Mastin Español and the Pyrenean Mastiff.

The Villano de Las Encartaciones was recognized as an official breed by the Spanish Kennel Club in 2009. In 2012, they were recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) in America.