Villano de Las Encartaciones Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Villano de Las Encartaciones so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginSpain flagSpain
Other Names
What other names does the Villano de Las Encartaciones have?
Villano BulldogPresa Espanol
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Villano de Las Encartaciones Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Villano de Las Encartaciones puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Villano de Las Encartaciones?
Unknown
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Availability
How easy is it to get a Villano de Las Encartaciones? How many Villano de Las Encartaciones are there in the world?
Average: The Villano de Las Encartaciones is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Villano de Las Encartaciones Size

Size
Is a Villano de Las Encartaciones small, medium or large dog?

How big do Villano de Las Encartaciones get?

Large
Weight
How much does the Villano de Las Encartaciones weigh? How much should the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Villano de Las Encartaciones?
Male: 77-83 pounds (35-38 kg), Female: 66-74 pounds (30-34 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Villano de Las Encartaciones?
Male: 80 pounds (36.5 kg), Female: 70 pounds (32 kg)
Height
How tall is the Villano de Las Encartaciones? Villano de Las Encartaciones height:
Male: 24–26 inches (60–67 cm), Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Villano de Las Encartaciones?
Male: 25 inches (65 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Villano de Las Encartaciones Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Villano de Las Encartaciones have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
StraightSmooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Villano de Las Encartaciones's coat?
Dark BrownBlackTanBrindle
Grooming
How to groom the Villano de Las Encartaciones and how often?
Easy to groom: The Villano de Las Encartaciones doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Villano de Las Encartaciones is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Villano Bulldog?
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Villano de Las Encartaciones need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Villano de Las Encartaciones every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Villano de Las Encartaciones Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Villano de Las Encartaciones have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
GuardingEnergeticGentleCalmLoyalStrong-willedObedientAffectionate
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Villano de Las Encartaciones? Is the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Villano de Las Encartaciones's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Villano de Las Encartaciones is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Villano de Las Encartaciones is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Villano de Las Encartaciones sensitivity:
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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 by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Villano de Las Encartaciones a good family dog?
Average to High: Villano de Las Encartacioness are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Villano Bulldog need? Villano de Las Encartaciones social needs:
Villano de Las Encartacioness need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Villano Bulldog bark?
Average: The Villano de Las Encartaciones barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Villano de Las Encartaciones good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Villano de Las Encartaciones can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Villano de Las Encartaciones will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Villano de Las Encartaciones bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Villano Bulldog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Villano de Las Encartaciones? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Villano de Las Encartaciones 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Villano de Las Encartaciones has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Villano de Las Encartaciones? How much bite force does a Villano de Las Encartaciones have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Villano de Las Encartaciones bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Villano de Las Encartaciones, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Villano de Las Encartaciones do?
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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 Villano de Las Encartacioness need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Villano de Las Encartaciones to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Villano de Las Encartaciones roam?
Villano de Las Encartacioness have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Villano de Las Encartaciones have high prey drive?
Villano de Las Encartacioness have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Villano de Las Encartacioness are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Villano de Las Encartaciones good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not recommended to keep the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Villano de Las Encartaciones indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Villano de Las Encartacioness adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Villano de Las Encartaciones be left alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Villano de Las Encartaciones Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Villano de Las Encartaciones temperament with other people:
Villano de Las Encartacioness are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs get along with other pets? Are Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Villano de Las Encartacioness usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Villano de Las Encartaciones temperament with children:
Villano de Las Encartacioness are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed live with a cat?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Villano de Las Encartaciones good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs get along with other dogs?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Villano de Las Encartaciones breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Villano de Las Encartaciones breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Villano de Las Encartacioness are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Villano de Las Encartacioness good office dogs? Do Villano de Las Encartacioness make good office friendly dogs? Can Villano de Las Encartacioness be office dogs?
No
Villano de Las Encartaciones is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Villano Bulldog temperament with senior people? Are Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs good for elderly owners?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are commonly okay with elderly people.

Villano de Las Encartaciones Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Villano de Las Encartacioness tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Villano de Las Encartaciones see the vet?
Frequent
The Villano de Las Encartaciones should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs live? How old can a Villano de Las Encartaciones be? What is the age limit of the Villano de Las Encartaciones? How many years can the oldest Villano de Las Encartaciones live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Villano de Las Encartaciones?

9-11 years
The average lifespan of Villano de Las Encartaciones: 10 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed hypoallergenic?
No
Villano de Las Encartacioness 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones have? What is the activity level of the Villano de Las Encartaciones?
Villano de Las Encartacioness are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Villano de Las Encartaciones need? How much exercise do Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs require per day?
Villano de Las Encartacioness need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed need?
Villano de Las Encartacioness sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Villano de Las Encartaciones need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Villano de Las Encartaciones breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Villano de Las Encartaciones? How much food should I feed my Villano de Las Encartaciones?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Villano de Las Encartaciones risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Villano de Las Encartaciones's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Villano de Las Encartaciones 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 Villano de Las Encartaciones drool?
The Villano de Las Encartaciones 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.

Villano de Las Encartaciones As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Villano de Las Encartaciones be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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).

Villano de Las Encartaciones is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Villano de Las Encartaciones be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Villano de Las Encartaciones be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Villano de Las Encartaciones is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Villano de Las Encartaciones be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Villano de Las Encartaciones is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Villano de Las Encartaciones be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Villano de Las Encartaciones is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Villano de Las Encartaciones be a boat dog?

Not really

Villano de Las Encartaciones breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Villano de Las Encartaciones 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.

Villano de Las Encartaciones is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Villano de Las Encartaciones dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Villano de Las Encartaciones Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Villano de Las Encartaciones pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Villano de Las Encartaciones: 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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 Villano de Las Encartaciones have in a litter? How many puppies can the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Villano de Las Encartaciones have? How many puppies can a Villano de Las Encartaciones give birth to?
4-7 puppies

Villano de Las Encartaciones Recognition

AKC Group
Is Villano de Las Encartaciones recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Villano de Las Encartaciones recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.

Villano de Las Encartaciones Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Villano de Las Encartaciones's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Villano de Las Encartacioness are easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Villano de Las Encartaciones doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Adaptability: Villano de Las Encartacioness adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Villano de Las Encartacioness are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Villano de Las Encartacioness tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Villano de Las Encartacioness don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Villano de Las Encartaciones breed in the home.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Villano de Las Encartaciones's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Cat Friendly: Villano de Las Encartacioness are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Villano de Las Encartaciones is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Villano de Las Encartaciones History

The Villano de las Encastaciones is a Spanish working dog from the region of Las Encastaciones in the province of Biscay, in the Basque country. The Villano des las Encartaciones was bred for a purpose and has a long history. Sadly, their fierceness and hunting abilities have Little place in the modern world, which is reflected in a dramatic decline in numbers. The breed is very rare, even rarer than the Giant Panda. Indeed, in 2018, there were around 1800 pandas in existence, but less than 100 Villanos. These once desirable traits include the ability to herd semi-wild cattle and control them by biting down hard on their necks until the beast's yield.

Moreover, there is much debate about the origins of the breed, because on one side some people argue that they go way back to the 12th century, but on the other side, some believe that they developed in the 19th century. However, the only thing experts say for sure is that the Villano de las Encartaciones is truly local to the region of the same name. Furthermore, the breed was a working dog, as mentioned above, specifically a herding dog. Their job was to herd sheep, protect the homestead, and control cattle. However, these weren’t pliable domestic cattle but semi-wild roaming the mountains that didn’t have contact with a man from one year to the next. For sure, handling wild cattle is not easy, which is where the courage and brute strength of the Villano made them invaluable to the farmers. They were medium-sized dogs and have something of the look of a sporty mastiff about them. They are stuffy, heavy-set dogs with a deep, powerful chest and strong neck. The breed also has a long, sickle-shaped tail. In their native regions, their ears are often cropped to give them an even more intimidating appearance. They also have a good-sized muzzle, well equipped with teeth for clamping down on those errant wild cattle. Although, unlike other mastiff-type dogs, they have slightly longer and more slender legs, which gives them the advantage of speed and agility, in addition to strength. Moreover, the name “Villano” in Spanish translates to “villain” in English, so it is clear they needed a bit of villainous tenacity to do their job.

The genetic heritage of the breed includes input from a variety of Spanish breeds, including the Cimarron Uruguayo, the imposing Presa Canario, and the Azores Cattle Dog. However, just like many other breeds, the Villano nearly became extinct around the time of the Second World War. Many people fought and made efforts in the 1960s to bring their numbers back from the brink. To do this they crossed the breed with the Spanish Alano, resulting in dogs very close to the original breed which is apparently lighter and faster than their ancestors.

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