Spanish Hound

Other names : Sabueso Español, Perro de caza sabueso, Spanish Scenthound

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Life expectancy

The Spanish Hound has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 19 and 21 in
Male Between 20 and 22 in

Adult weight

Female Between 53 and 55 lb
Male Between 53 and 55 lb
Coat colour
Black Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Spanish Hound costs between £300 and £500

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More details about the Spanish Hound

Spanish Hound: Origins and history

This dog is often called the Spanish Scenthound as he hails from the Iberian Peninsula, mainly from the north of the mainland. The breed was initially developed as a hunting dog, and this is still today its main purpose. The Sabueso Español has been around for centuries, so it’s difficult to ascertain the exact date of his first appearance. However, it is known that the breed was described in a book by King Alphonse XI in the late 14th century.

FCI classification of the Spanish Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Spanish Hound

It’s important to have strong leadership when training the Sabueso Español. He can be quite willful and needs consistent routines. You will need dedication and time to help your dog adapt to a lifestyle that may not be familiar to him. However, when training to hunt, little or no instruction is required. 

Spanish Hound: Purchase price

The initial purchase price for a Sabueso Español puppy can be between £300 to £500. A further monthly budget of between £80 to £100 is required to fund his food, vet bills, and pet insurance

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  • Frankie
    Very clever, very fast leaner. Loving and gentle. But strong prey drive.
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