Monday, July 8, 2013

Rare Breed Monday: Pachón Navarro

The Pachon Navarro is an old Spanish breed, stemming back to the original Old Spanish Pointers developed in the 1200s. It is a popular breed among Spanish hunters and they are known to excel at teamwork with both each other and humans. 

Image by Craig Koshyk from
This breed has an interesting distinction from all other dogs. The website pointingdogblog writes, "All dogs have a slight crease between their nostrils, but it is usually no more than a very shallow line. Many Pachones have nostrils that are clearly divided by a much deeper furrow, making it look similar to the business end of a side-by-side shotgun."

The dogs are known to be intelligent, friendly, loyal, and brave. They are large and athletic, and need plenty of daily exercise. While they excel at hunting, they also make wonderful family dogs. They are gentle and affectionate, and prefer to be near their humans. This is not a dog content with being alone in a yard.

Pachon Navarros get along with most other dogs, they are cooperative, and learn quickly. Combined with intelligence and loyalty, this makes them easy to train.

There aren't many websites with information about the Pachones, but have an article on them, and pointingdogblog have featured them as the dog of the week.


  1. Wow I have never seen a dog with a nose like that! How weird!

    1. It freaks me out a little. It's just a nose, but it makes my nose twitch. LOL!