Brazilian Tracker

The Brazilian Tracker was developed in the early 1950s by a man named Oswaldo Filho. His goal was to create a dog that could easily track down such game as jaguars and wild pigs found in Central and South America. Filho used a variety of European, American and Brazilian hunting dogs to create the Brazilian Tracker. The breed was recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale in 1967; however, an outbreak of pesticide poisoning and diseases wiped it out in the early 1970s. Nevertheless, there are currently ongoing attempts to reestablish the breed by crossing several similar hounds such as the American Foxhound, English Foxhound, Black and Tan Coonhound, Bluetick Coonhound and the Petit Bleu de Gascogne.

While most of these dogs can be quite large and weigh as much as 90 pounds fully grown, there have been some reports of adult Brazilian Trackers weighing as little as 35 pounds. This is a short-haired dog that is typically white with brown, black, blue or red markings. However, other acceptable colors are black and tan, blue-ticked, red-ticked or tri-colored. Personality: These are extremely enthusiastic dogs that have strong hunting instincts. As such, they do not make good family pets. If these dogs are not allowed to run and explore, they can get bored easily and become quite destructive. Furthermore, they tend to enjoy digging and chasing small animals such as squirrels, rabbits and cats. Brazilian Trackers are extremely enthusiastic hunting dogs that do not make good pets. It is important to keep these dogs busy so that they do not become destructive. Additionally, since these dogs enjoy chasing small creatures, you will want to reconsider getting a Brazilian Tracker if you have any small household pets.

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Life Span
10 - 12 years
Other Names
Rastreador Brasileiros, Urrador Americanos, Brazilian Coonhounds, Urradors, Brazilian Tracker

Brazilian Tracker Build Information

Size
Large

While most of these dogs can be quite large and weigh as much as 90 pounds fully grown, there have been some reports of adult Brazilian Trackers weighing as little as 35 pounds. This is a short-haired dog that is typically white with brown, black, blue or red markings. However, other acceptable colors are black and tan, blue-ticked, red-ticked or tri-colored.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

These are extremely enthusiastic dogs that have strong hunting instincts. As such, they do not make good family pets. If these dogs are not allowed to run and explore, they can get bored easily and become quite destructive. Furthermore, they tend to enjoy digging and chasing small animals such as squirrels, rabbits and cats.

Brazilian Trackers are extremely enthusiastic hunting dogs that do not make good pets.

It is important to keep these dogs busy so that they do not become destructive. Additionally, since these dogs enjoy chasing small creatures, you will want to reconsider getting a Brazilian Tracker if you have any small household pets.

Appearance

Shedding
Little
Grooming
Low Maintenance

Brazilian Trackers require little grooming aside from an occasional brushing with a hound glove and a bath when necessary. However, due to their long ears, you will want to check them regularly for any signs of infection or excessive wax accumulation. Additionally, be sure to clip your pet's nails with a pliers-type clipper when they become overly long.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Moderately easy
  • Brazilian Trackers are not recommended for elderly persons or families with small children
  • This is a breed that can track most any game from tiny lizards to jaguars
  • The Brazilian Tracker is recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale and the Brazilian Kennel Club
  • The Brazilian Tracker is a large hound dog that was developed in Brazil to hunt wild pigs and jaguars
  • These dogs are known by several different names including Brazilian Trackers, Rastreador Brasileiros, Urrador Americanos, Urradors and Brazilian Coonhounds

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Common Health Conditions in Brazilian Trackers

Since this is a rare breed and is currently in the process of recreation, there is no data pertaining to any health issues associated with the breed. Nevertheless, it is always recommended to schedule regular appointments with your veterinarian to keep your pet in top physical health.

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