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Perdiguero de Burgos Breed Description

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Breed Organization

United Kennel Club (UKC)

Native Country

Other Names
Burgos Retriever, Burgos Pointing Dog

Life Expectancy
No Information Available

Litter Size
No Litter Information Available

Breed Group
FCI-Continental Pointing Dogs

General Description

Hunting dog of good size, well balanced and of medium proportions. With a well developed head and pendulous ears, a compact body and solid legs; short coat. Of medium frame the length of the body should possibly be the same as the height at the withers.

Pointing dog for fur and feather; much appreciated by the hunters who want a robust dog, resistant on any terrain and for any type of hunting, obedient, strong and above all endowed with a keen sense of smell. His excellent skill and style of hunting results from his calm and firmness in tracking as well as from his impeccable pointing and retrieving. Although usually used on small game, he is not averse to the hunting of big game, a task where he shows great courage.

Breed Standard

Head: Large, broad. Wide skull. Arched forehead. Prominent brow bones. Slight stop. Muzzle almost square. Thick lips, not too pendulous.
Ears: Set on high, large, long, folding from base to pointed tip, very supple.
Eyes: Almond-shaped, fawn or dark in color.
Body: Compact, b. Round, b neck with slight folds on the jabot. Slightly pronounced withers. Broad chest. Well-rounded ribs. Moderate tuck-up. Well-rounded, low, broad croup.Powerful, muscular back.
Tail: Thick at the base, tapering toward the tip, docked to one-third its length, carried gaily.
Hair: Short, dense, smooth.
Coat: Predominately white with liver spots or flecks or a shade of liver with white flecks.
Size: Dog: 65 to 75 cm. (25.6-29.5 in).Bitch: slightly smaller.
Weight: Approx. 30 kg (66 lb).


Descended from the old Spanish Pointing Dog, the Burgos Pointing Dog is an old breed that has remained very pure. He was once very popular among the Spanish pointers but is now becoming extinct.


Hardy and adapted to all types of terrain, with a superb nose, the Burgos Pointing Dog points and retrieves like a charm. He is equally skilled on quarry with feathers and fur. He needs firm training.

He needs space and exercise, as well as regular brushing. It is a gentle and quiet dog who rarely is startled easily. Not a dog that fits well in urban environments.


Hunting Dog.


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