The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is a Spanish breed of dog of the terrier type. Its name reflects its main occupation: hunting rats and mice hidden between barrels in the wineries ofAndalusia in Spain. It was recognised as an indigenous Spanish breed in 2000 by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and by the Spanish Kennel Club, the Real Sociedad Canina de España.


Typical of the terriers, the Perro Ratonero Andaluz is very active, lively and tenacious. It is a good guardian and sweet with people, but has a strong prey instinct. It is also a very fast and agile dog that is used for killing vermin such as rats and mice, in horse stables and in Andalusian cave homes. These dogs should not be trusted with non-canine pets. Be sure to be this breed’s firm, confident, consistent pack leader to prevent behavior problems from developing. Not recommended for the average pet owner. They need to have their minds challenged along with plenty of mental and physical exercise. If they sense you are not as strong minded as they are, the dog will believe they are alpha and the humans will run into issues.

This is a typically lively and spunky dog with medium size height and strong body structure. It stands between 14-17 inches and weighs about 15-18 pounds. This lean, athletic and agile dog resembles so much to Jack Russell Terrier that it is sometimes referred to Spanish Jack Russell. It has triangular head with semi-flat skull and long muzzle with straight nose bridge that leads to a black nose. Dark brown eyes are small with alert and intelligent expression.


This breed needs to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk or jog. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog’s mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.

If you believe the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz is the right breed for you, check the link below and learn how to choose the right puppy breeder:

How to find the right breeder for your puppy

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