Diffusion Area: Southern region and Cantabrian Spanish,
to a lesser extent the rest of Spain.
Their existence is very old in the Peninsula. Is the
same like the old Barbet.
Its largest population is in Andalusia, acting as a
shepherd dog, dog known for centuries as "Turkish".
The Cantabrian has also always had a large and
homogeneous population. Its peculiar characteristics,
most of her hair adapt to the variation of humidity and
drought of the marshes, as well as its functionality dog
and assistant pastor of waterfowl hunters and fishermen.
Dog rustic eumetric (average weight), dolichocephalic,
of rather elongated proportions, harmonious shape and
attractive appearance, of an athletic and muscular due
to the constant functional fitness exercises, straight
profile, sight, smell and hearing are well developed.
Body length / height (height
at withers) = 9 / 8.
Depth of chest / height (at withers) = 4/8.Longitud of
muzzle / length of skull = 2 / 3.
BEHAVIOUR / CHARACTER
cheerful, industrious, brave and balanced, of great
capacity for learning by his extraordinary intellect,
adapts to all situations and conditions.
Flexible, thin and well
adhered to the body. Can be pigmented brown or black
pigment, according to the color of the coat, like the
Always curly and of a
Of corrugated acaracolado when short, can form cords
when long leaves.
Sheared copies are allowed, that this should be complete
and uniform and under no circumstances are allowed
Colored: white, black
and brown in their different shades.
Bicolour: white and black or white and brown in their
The tri-color are not allowed.
Height at withers:
Males: 41-50 cm. - Females: 38-45 cm.
Males: 16-20 kg. -
Females: 12-16 kg.
Shepherd dog, hunting,
fishing assistant, mining, business, civil protection (earthquakes,
landslides, etc..) Drugs, police, fire.