Canarian Podenco - Group V - Spitz and primitive types, Section 7 - Primitive type Hunting Dogs.
This is an introvert that apparently lives rather next to its owner than with its owner, but that does not mean that it does not like the owner, but the dog does not express its feelings – just very seldom. It requires a lot of understanding, but the one who is capable of empathy, it is a faithful and silent partner, which does not impose, never intrusive, even bothered.
In any case, it is not a dog for everyone. The owner needs a calm, level-headed, who knows how to empathize with dog´s mood. Not suitable for choleric person restless and hyperactive, volatile and inconsistent. There should be approached sensitively, calmly and kindly by foundation of education it must be loving consistency.
At dog´s early youth should be slowly and subtly (but the extent widest) thoroughly socialized. Likewise, it should already as a puppy get used to know other dogs and other pets. It has no desire to become acquainted with strangers, and when they try to make friendship with it in that case it is getting nervous. At the insistent intrusion dog may react by defensive aggression. Whom it is willing to be a friend it chooses itself. Not suitable for young children for whom is not quite possible to explain that dog must not be disturbed, if it wants to keep its calm. They can play with it only when it wants, just as long as it wants.
In outdoor pens due to behavioural basis definitely not, it would be its relationship with the owner fundamentally undermined. It requires a lot of movement, a hearty daily long walks, the best on a leash close owner feet, in sharp rhythm. Some well socialized individuals can participate and greyhound racing, both on the track (racing) and in the field (coursing). We cannot forget that it used to be a hunting dog, and though it was a specialist of its kind, it should not be sloughed off on walks freely, it could go searching a prey, which it would entail various risks.
It's a medium-sized, slender and slightly built, slightly rectangular body frame and a strong skeleton (very bony). Thanks to the constitution are completely dry on the body clearly visible ribs, tops spinous processes of the vertebrae and hip bumps. It's hard, but very dryly muscled, so beneath the skin is clearly visible muscle relief. The height at whithers, male is 55-64 cm and female 53 to 60 cm.
The head is relatively long. The skull should be longer than it is wide, above flat, with the occipital bone. The frontal slope is only slightly indicated, very gentle. Muzzle should have a generally conical shape, should be long and at the level of the base rather broad. The nose is large, flesh-coloured (reddish) or a colour corresponding to the colour of the coat. Nostrils are reasonably open.
Lips may be narrow, delicate colour matches the colour of the edges of the nose. Teeth are quite large and perfectly on a straight. The bite should be scissors.
Eyes should be small, slanted, almond-shaped, colour lighter or darker amber. Saturation of iris colour shade depends on the colour of the coat. Their view is an intelligent and classy. The earlobes are quite large, the rest can be folded backwards, in the heat of passion are erect with their longitudinal axes are divergent. At the base are broad and pointed tops.
The neck is straight, muscular and flexible on an imaginary circular cross-section. Back is strong, well muscled. Loins are elongated. Bumps pelvic bones must be well apparent in lean individuals in full hunting deployment. Croup is lean and strong and low set tail forms a continuous extension of its line. If it is stretched downward, reaching just below the hock. It is b carried down either suspended or above, sickle curled, but not entirely curled into a wheelbarrow. It should never be carried too high in a motion. Its end is mostly white coloured.
The chest must be spacious, but not too deep. Ribs arched oval. Tip of the sternum does not act before the shoulder joint. Abdomen should be tucked up, but not too much, weaknesses are very clear.
The forelegs should be perfectly straight, parallel to each other, vertical to ground. Their bones have to be slender, but firm. Front feet should be circular in shape and are mostly slightly outwards, their padded oval, solid. The hindquarters must be flat, vertical, strong and well muscled; hocks are slightly above the substrate. Dewclaws are missing. The movement should be agile, spacious and remarkably light.
The coat is short, dense, smooth fitting. It is preferred red colouration, while permitted are any combination of these two colours. Red may be a different from shade from orange to mahogany.
Any faults from the standard requirements must be considered defects and evaluate accurately the degree of expression with regard to the health and welfare of the male or female. The serious defects are excessively broad head, abrupt stop, loose lips, the absence of premolars (P), overshot or undershot jaw, too divergent longitudinal axes of the ears, narrow (flat) chest, protruding chest, curled tail, hocks too low basis (short insteps) or convergent (i.e. cow's hind legs), intersecting thoracic or pelvic limbs in movement, aggression.