Villanuco de Las Encartaciones
The Villanuco de Las Encartaciones (Basque: Enkarterriko billanuko, Cantabrian: Villanucu, English: Little Villein of Las Encartaciones) is a Spanish breed of dog typical of the region of Las Encartaciones (Biscay), Cantabria and northern Burgos (Spain). Despite the great similarity in names, the Villano de Las Encartaciones is a different breed, but shares in common the area of origin. It is a ratter, used as a "door dog" for its speed advising the arrival of strangers. The census estimated that there is about 50 dogs with what is in a critical state of conservation, although its small size and character are prized as pets.
Also known as
This breed is also called Basque Rat Hunting Dog, Ratonero Basco, Ratonero Vasco, Villanuco De Encartaciones, Villanuco Encartaciones as well as Villanuco Of The Encartaciones.
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