10–13 years old
The homeland of the Burgos cop is Spain. The ancestors of these powerful, intelligent and surprisingly efficient dogs are considered to be the ancient Spanish cops. And a close relative is the old Spanish pointer, which the cop looks like. The old Spanish pointer was larger and heavier than its descendants, the elegance of the Burgos cops received from another close relative the English pointers. Purebred breeding and crossbreeding with English dogs began in the twentieth century, but the devastating Spanish Civil War took a toll on the breed, setting back breeding enthusiasts. Even the very existence of these wonderful dogs was in question, nevertheless, the breed was saved, and it received recognition from the International Cynological Federation.
A typical representative of the breed is a large dog, the whole appearance of which speaks of hidden strength. The Burgos Hound has a strong, slightly squat build. And long ears, small eyes and wings make the expression of the muzzle of these dogs somewhat melancholy.
The ground color of the Burgos Hound is described in the standard as coffee or coffee and piebald, with flecks, while the colors are mixed unevenly and may have a marbled background. The coat itself is quite short, dense, with a well-defined division into coarse guard hairs and a soft undercoat. Nose dark brown. Although the nose is large and wide, it seems smaller due to the fact that it blends with the color of the coat.
The complaisant nature of the Burgos cops is perfectly combined with excellent working qualities. Despite their strength and power, usually unusual for hunting dogs, cops are obedient and friendly. This is a reliable and faithful friend and assistant both on hunting and in everyday life, well adapted both to work in various terrain conditions, and to any weather conditions. And even with small pets, it is quite possible to gradually make friends with them.
The dog does not require special care. The coat is combed out 1-2 times a week with a stiff brush (more often during the molting period). Claws, ears and eyes are treated as needed.
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Representatives of the breed, due to their light and calm disposition, as well as the fact that they are easy to train, may well be considered companion dogs, family pets. They get along very well with other animals living in the family, but do not deprive the burgos cops. After all, the main purpose of the breed, for the sake of which it was bred, is precisely hunting. Previously, the Burgos Hound helped its owners in deer hunting. Currently, it is increasingly used for hunting small game: partridge, hare. Running after a mechanical hare will also brighten up a dog’s life.
Today, these cops, which received another name from their ancestors the Spanish pointer are popular in their homeland, but outside of Spain they are quite rare. So, in order to get a puppy, you will need to go for him to the birthplace of the breed. Prices for puppies may vary depending on the value of the blood and hunting skills of the parents from 300 to 1000 euros plus transportation.