Ratonero Valenciano Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Ratonero Valenciano so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Ratonero Valenciano have? The dog breed also known as...
|Ratera Valencia, Gos Rater Valencià|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Ratonero Valenciano recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Ratonero Valenciano recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
How much does the Ratonero Valenciano puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Ratonero Valenciano price:
Unfortunately, we couldn't find the price of the Ratonero Valenciano. If you have a Ratonero Valenciano for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Ratonero Valenciano gets to a happy place.
Ratonero Valenciano History
The Ratonero Valenciano, also known as the Gos Rater Valenciá or the Valencian Ratter. The breed can trace its origins back to Valencia, which is an Eastern region on the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain. The Ratonero Valenciano is believed to have existed since the 16th century. As their name suggests, the dogs were initially developed to work as hunting dogs, catching rats, vermin, and other rodents. It was originally a docked breed. The breed is one of the five native Spanish rat-hunting dog breeds. These five ratter breeds have a commonality of appearance and purpose, which suggests they hold distant relatives in common. One theory suggests that the origins of these breeds are both linked to Andalusia or to Valencia. In this respect, these game four-legged fellows could almost be described as the Southern equivalent of a Jack Russell terrier.
There are several theories around the breed’s exact origins, including either that stock from British Fox Terriers may have been introduced to native Spanish dogs, or that it is simply that crossbreeding different dogs for similar purposes, have led to similar DNA results. In appearance, the Ratonero Valenciano, is a little like a cross between a Fox Terrier a Jack Russel Terrier. It is also presumed that in the 16th century, in England, wine merchants took Fox Terrier type of dogs with them, while visiting the sherry regions of the Iberian Peninsula. Some of the dogs stayed and were bred with the local canines to produce dog types now known as the Spanish ratters, including the Valencian Ratter.
Even though the breed’s history goes back to several centuries, the breed officially got recognized much later in the 21st century. Since 2004, the Ratonero Valenciano is recognized by the RSCE (Real Sociedad Canina de Espagna), the national kennel club of Spain. The club used the structures and standards set out by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale and placed the breed within the Terrier group. Nowadays, as of December 2010, there were only 563 Ratonero Valencianos registered with the RSCE. The dogs’ purpose did not change drastically over time, their owners are still occasionally using the breed as a working dog to hunt rabbits.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Ratonero Valenciano size:
How much does the Ratonero Valenciano weigh? Ratonero Valenciano weight:
|Male: 11-18 pounds (5-8 kg), Female: 11-18 pounds (5-8 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Ratonero Valenciano? Ratonero Valenciano average weight:
|Male: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg)|
How tall is the Ratonero Valenciano? Ratonero Valenciano height:
|Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Ratonero Valenciano average height:
|Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm)|
What type of coat does the Ratonero Valenciano have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Ratonero Valenciano's coat?
|Black & TanBrown & TanBrown & White|
How to groom the Ratonero Valenciano and how often?
Average: The Ratonero Valenciano requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Ratonero Valenciano, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level |
How much do Ratonero Valenciano dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Ratera Valencia? Ratonero Valenciano shedding level:
Ratonero Valencianos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
What kind of personality does the Ratonero Valenciano have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Ratonero Valenciano? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Ratonero Valenciano's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Are Ratonero Valenciano dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Ratonero Valencianos are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
Ratonero Valencianos, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Ratonero Valenciano sensitivity:
Ratonero Valencianos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
Ratonero Valencianos are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Ratera Valencia need? Ratonero Valenciano social needs:
Ratonero Valencianos are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Ratonero Valenciano dogs bark a lot? Why does my Gos Rater Valencià bark?
Average to high: The Ratonero Valenciano is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Ratonero Valenciano good as a watchdog?
Ratonero Valencianos are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Ratonero Valencianos will alert you if they sense something different.
Do Ratonero Valenciano dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Ratonero Valencianos strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential |
Do Ratonero Valenciano bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Ratera Valencia? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Ratonero Valenciano? Why do dog bites happen?
The Ratonero Valenciano has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Ratonero Valenciano do?
Ratonero Valencianos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Ratonero Valencianos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Ratonero Valenciano to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Ratonero Valenciano roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Ratonero Valenciano is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Ratonero Valenciano have high prey drive?
Ratonero Valencianos have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Ratonero Valenciano dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Ratonero Valenciano good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Ratonero Valencianos are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Ratonero Valencianos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Ratonero Valencianos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog |
Where Ratonero Valenciano dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Ratonero Valencianos are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Ratonero Valenciano dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Ratonero Valenciano and children:
Ratonero Valencianos are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Ratonero Valenciano dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Ratonero Valencianos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Ratonero Valenciano good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Ratonero Valenciano dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Ratonero Valencianos are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Ratonero Valenciano can be a great choice.
Office Friendly |
Are Ratonero Valencianos good office dogs? Do Ratonero Valencianos make good office friendly dogs? Can Ratonero Valencianos be office dogs?
Ratonero Valenciano is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Ratonero Valenciano dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Ratera Valencia temperament with senior people? Are Ratonero Valenciano dogs good for elderly owners?
Ratonero Valencianos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Ratonero Valenciano dogs get along with other pets? Are Ratonero Valenciano dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Ratonero Valencianos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Ratonero Valenciano breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Ratonero Valencianos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Ratonero Valenciano be a service dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Ratonero Valenciano is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Ratonero Valenciano be a therapy dog?
|Not really |
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Ratonero Valenciano is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Ratonero Valenciano be a sniffer dog?
|Not really |
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Ratonero Valenciano is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Ratonero Valenciano be a search and rescue dog?
|Not really |
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Ratonero Valenciano is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Ratonero Valenciano be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Ratonero Valenciano breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Ratonero Valenciano be a drafting dog?
|Not really |
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Ratonero Valenciano is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Ratonero Valenciano dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Ratonero Valenciano rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Ratonero Valenciano dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Ratonero Valenciano be?
Is the Ratonero Valenciano breed hypoallergenic?
Ratonero Valencianos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Ratonero Valenciano have?
Ratonero Valencianos are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Ratonero Valenciano dogs require per day?
Ratonero Valencianos have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Ratonero Valencianos don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Ratonero Valenciano need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.|
Weight Gain Potential |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Ratonero Valenciano risk for obesity:
Average. The Ratonero Valenciano has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Ratonero Valenciano's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
|Prefers average to warm weather conditions|
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Ratonero Valenciano has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Does the Ratonero Valenciano drool?
The Ratonero Valenciano is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Ratonero Valenciano: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|How often can the Ratonero Valenciano have a litter?||Once a year.|
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Ratonero Valenciano have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Ratonero Valenciano Pros & Cons
- Intelligent Rank: Smart: Ratonero Valenciano's has great intelligence.
- Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
- Apartment Friendly: Ratonero Valencianos are apartment-friendly dogs.
- Watchdog Ability: Ratonero Valencianos are good watchdogs.
- Child Friendly: Ratonero Valencianos are kid-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: Ratonero Valencianos are very dog-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Ratonero Valencianos are usually recommended for elderly people.
- Good For First Time Owners: Ratonero Valencianos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Hypoallergenic: Ratonero Valencianos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Ratonero Valenciano is strong enough to escape from home.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Ratonero Valencianos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
- Cat Friendly: Ratonero Valencianos are not cat-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Ratonero Valenciano is not the best dog breed for office environment.