The Double-nosed Andean tiger hound is a breed of medium-sized dogs characterized by a double nostril divided by a band of fur and skin. In its native land, it is highly regarded for its keen sense of smell and hunting skills. It comes with a medium- to a large-sized head, long ears, large, round eyes, expressive eyebrows, stout, rectangular body, and short, sturdy limbs.
|Color||Brown and white, black and white, liver and white, monochrome or tricolored|
|Temperament||Loyal, eager, intelligent, energetic, determined|
|Good with Children||Requires supervision|
|Barking||Can be vocal|
|Country Originated in||Bolivia|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||Not acknowledged by any kennel clubs or breed organizations|
The Andean tiger hound is thought to have evolved from the ancient Pachon Navarro, a Spanish hunting breed that is believed to have arrived in the South and Central Americas along with the Conquistadors during the 1500s. The Andean hound has a much more prominent double nose than its parent breed.
The sweet-natured Andean tiger hound with its loving and gentle disposition makes for an excellent human companion. It is a docile family pet that loves to stay close to its people and may suffer from separation anxiety when detached from its family for a long time.
It is usually friendly with people and will not aggressively react unless threatened. It can live peacefully with other dogs but may chase small animals due to its hunting ancestry. Because of its alertness and bravery, the Double-nosed Andean hound excels as an excellent watchdog.
As a smart and devoted dog, the Andean tiger hound can be easily trained with firm, consistent methods.
Since an Andean tiger hound is prone to chasing small animals, early socialization is essential for a puppy if you have other pets like birds, hamsters, or rabbits in the family. Keep them separated so they cannot see but can smell or hear each other. If they seem disinterested, allow them to see each other without any physical access. You may allow your dog, and the other pets interact through a sturdy baby gate or dog gate. You may as well keep your Andean tiger hound on a leash, and then offer them treats for good behavior. After a few supervised interactions, they will learn to coexist, and you may allow them to roam and play freely within the house.
For avoiding separation anxiety, you may have your Andean dog familiar with spending a few hours in a crate. Start by keeping it inside for 15-20 minutes and gradually keep increasing the time it spends in the crate. You may place some toys inside to occupy your dog. When you leave it, do so quietly without providing any cues. Go through the leaving routine quietly. Be sure to keep the crate in one of the busiest rooms in your house.
The Andean tiger hound needs a nutritious diet with a balanced proportion of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.