Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz

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Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz
Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz
Not from the FCI recognized
Origin :


Alternative names:

Ratonero Andaluz, Andalusian Mouse-Hunting Dog, Bodeguero Andaluz, Perro Ratonero Bodeguero

Withers height:

Males : 37–43 cm ideally 40 cm.
Bitches: 35–41 cm, ideally 38 cm


7-8 kg

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The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is a high- legged breed of dog from Spain without recognition by the FCI . In 2000, the breed was recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and the Spanish Canine Association Real Sociedad Canina de España (RSCE) as an independent breed and assigned to Group 3, Section 1: medium and large terriers.

In addition to the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz, there are a number of other Ratonero breeds in Spain .

Origin and history

A wine cellar in the Spanish bodega .

The name Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz basically means "Andalusian wine cellar rat hunter". The dogs of the breed are believed to be descendants of small terriers that English winemakers and mining companies brought to southern Spain and that mated with local dogs in the late 18th and early 19th centuries whose job it was to keep harbors or cellars from Keep rats and mice free and hunt them. Toy Terriers were probably also crossbred later .


Short, pure white and without an undercoat

The breed has a predominantly white body with black and brown ( tan ) markings on the head. There must be tan markings above the eyes . The body hair is evenly short, pure white and without an undercoat.

The triangular ears are folded forward like a terrier. The head is narrow and relatively delicate. The eyes seem a bit melancholy and he has a jet black nose. The muscles are strongly developed, the sternum protrudes plastically, the legs are elongated and strong. The dogs are born with a complete tail that is docked 1/4 of its length.

Since February 1, 2018, docking of the rod has also been banned by the Spanish breeders' association and docked animals are excluded from licensing and at exhibitions, but hobby breeders are still docking their rods. The docking ban has existed in Spain since 1987.


The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz has remained a working dog to this day, whose main task is to keep manors, warehouses and stables free of mice and rats ( rattlers ). This makes this terrier very vigilant to noises and movements. It is occasionally used by Spanish hunters for construction hunting for foxes and badgers. Together with the Spanish greyhound , the Galgo Español , it is also used for hunting hares and rabbits . He is extremely intelligent and adaptable to new situations and conditions. In the family he shows a friendly nature. He seldom barks and is more noticeable by whining.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Breed description of the Spanish Canine Association RSCE
  2. https://ratonerobodegueroandaluzdelmayeto.blogspot.com/2018/02/el-corte-de-cola-en-el-ratonero.html?spref=fb

Web links

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