The origin and history of the Veadeiro Pampeano are rather unknown, but there are a few theories about it. The first theory suggests that they are descendants of Iberian Podenco dogs that arrived in South America during the time when Brazil was a Portuguese colony. They later crossed with some local dogs and adapted to the local environment, resulting in the Veadeiro Pampeano as we know it today. The second theory claims that this is a native South American breed that naturally evolved over time. While it is difficult to trace the breed's history accurately, it is undoubtedly a very old dog breed with a long history.
The Veadeiro Pampeano has a very descriptive name. The word "veadeiro" can be translated as "deer-hound," and "pampeano" means that they come from the Pampas, a South American fertile low grassland. So, the English translation is perfect—the Pampas Deerhound. The breed is sometimes also known as the Gaucho Deerhound or Bianchini.
Despite being named as a deerhound, this is a very versatile breed that can hunt a variety of game. In addition to deer, they are often used to hunt wild boar, and thanks to their great speed and agility, they can even hunt smaller animals, such as hares. This dog breed loves to hunt; they are absolutely tireless and passionate about it, and have an extraordinary sense of smell. When they find the prey, they knock it down and bring it back to the hunter. If the prey is too strong, they will corner it and wait for the hunter. This is an extremely adaptable hunter that can hunt alone or in packs without any problems. Hunting is their passion, and they excel at it.
These dogs are not only hunters but also loyal companion dogs. They are very docile and friendly with their own family, including children. However, it is important never to leave any dog breed with very young children unsupervised. They can also live with other dogs in the family. On the other hand, they can be quite alert and aloof around strangers, making them good watchdogs.
This breed is fast, endurant, and energetic. They love to be outside, enjoying walks, runs, hikes, vigorous playtime, or any other activity. They are definitely not couch potatoes and should live with an active owner who can provide them with enough exercise. Without sufficient exercise, they might develop unwanted behaviors, such as excessive barking.
The Veadeiro Pampeano is a medium-sized dog breed with long legs and an athletic body. They have an average height between 47-59 cm (19-23 inches) and weigh between 18-28 kg (40-61 lbs). Females are naturally slightly smaller than males.
7) Coat and color
The Veadeiro Pampeano has a short and dense single-layered coat that is straight and rough. The breed comes in white or fawn color, with white being more common.
Speaking of the coat, let's discuss grooming and maintenance as well. Fortunately, it is extremely easy to care for this breed. They can easily take care of themselves. You can brush their coat from time to time to remove loose hair and redistribute natural oils, but even without regular brushing, the coat will stay in decent condition. Like with any other dog breed, you should regularly check their eyes, ears, nails, and teeth, and trim or clean them as needed.
Although this is an old dog breed, it was not officially recognized by any kennel club until 2000. In that year, mainly thanks to Carlos Lafaiete Seibert Bacelar, it was recognized by the Brazilian Kennel Club. It is still considered a rare breed that can be almost exclusively found in.
There are no official studies on the breed's health, but it is generally considered a healthy and hardy dog breed with an average lifespan of around 12 or 13 years. Like all dog breeds, they may suffer from typical dog health-related issues, such as eye problems, joint problems, infections, or allergies.