'Pending the rescue of the hounds in the town of Todoque de La Palma after the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano , we investigate a little more about the characteristics of this breed capable of adapting to extreme situations. Magnificent rabbit hunters, the Canary Hound is one of the most faithful breeds, greatly undergoing a change of family or environment, this is because it is considered an extremely empathetic breed.
The hound resists high temperatures and is very energetic, it can be hunting from sunrise to sunset without stopping to rest. Of Egyptian origin, it has a prodigious sense of smell and its hearing allows it to detect the presence of its prey in remote places. It is originally from the Canary Islands, the archipelago that gives it its name, and we can find it on all its islands, although with a greater presence in Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
It is a very abused breed, in addition to being abandoned, which makes the Canary Hound very vulnerable. With a special sensitivity and highly developed senses, this breed has been commonly used for therapy for its tranquility and intuition. With strong and developed musculature, it is a slightly elongated medium-sized dog, with a well-developed chest and a broad head.
Also at GRA is Podenco Marlos. Thanks to an uncaring hunter he has a deformed knee. However, that doesn't need to be a problem - I had a galgo Polar with an injured knee and it didn't stop him enjoying life to the full! Read more about Marlos on this weblink.
If you can offer either of these beautiful podencos a forever home, please contact Sandy at GRA direct.
Axarquia Animal Shelter currently have a couple of podencos and podenco x hounds who are hoping for forever homes. The 2 podencos are both male and have experience home life. Sadly the situations changed and they are hoping there are people who would love to have them in a home environment again.
Have a look at this weblink and meet the podencos, there are videos of them, and contact the association direct if you have room in your home and heart for one of them. The one in the photo is Hari.
On my blog you can find lots of information about podencos and the different types. They range from the small Maneto and Erbano to the big Campanero. There are even some types which are particular to a particular area, like the Podenco Paternina from the Huelva province of Spain.
There's a wealth of information on podencos on my blog, you can put your question in the 'Search' box, but here's a recent article which I thought was interesting.
'I come from the summit and found an abandoned dog. At first she was very suspicious but we put her to eat and slowly it came closer. There has been no way to catch it. We left her food and water but I don't think he'll last long
Updated - the person who passed me the notice tried to rescue her with volunteers from a protector, and yet more volunteers.
They put water and food out but impossible to catch it.... the podencos are very scared.
We were organizing to get cheat cage and as she went up today to bring him food and just told me to stop rescue because her owner showed up. He told me because it was sick!
I guess yes owner will be a hunter because he told me the area was full.
Heartless hunter to leave a dog to die like that, not even help catch it!