General Information

Dog NamePachón Navarro
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed ForHunting
Country of OriginSpain

Physical And Size



Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


Prey DriveYes
Fighting DogYes


Stranger FriendlyHigh
Child FriendlyHigh
Cat FriendlyHigh
Dog FriendlyHigh
Office FriendlyHigh
Apartment FriendlyHigh
Senior Citizens FriendlyHigh
Service DogHigh
Search and Rescue DogHigh
Biting PotentialHigh

Pachon Navarro is a medium-sized Spanish dog, bred as a hunting dog and tracks birds with its master. They are a family dog that loves to be around their loved ones and are suitable for active owners. In addition, these breeds are strong, loyal, and intelligent while having smooth, short, and curled coats.

Being an active breed, Pachon Navarro needs daily exercise and training to stimulate their physical activities. Therefore, they seek an experienced owner who is bold enough to handle them. They need a wide area to roam and play freely hence, the apartment is not suitable for them.

Origin and History

The Pachón is one of the oldest pointer dogs, bred in the middle age of Europe. During this time the hunting occupation was famous and Pancho was utilized in Spain under different names. Then around the 1970s, it became extinct. After several years of effort, Pachón became a survival example in 1979.

Picture of Pachon Navarro in around1890.
Image Source: Wikipedia

Later in 1800, the Pachon’s number grew and also was recognized by breed standards. However, in the 1950s, they face a virus named myxomatosis that eradicated the Pachon breed. Hopefully, some were saved from being extinct as they were found in remote areas. In 2010, the Spanish government recognized this breed and was on the list of dog breeds.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: Pachon Navarro is a very kind, loving, and gentle breed that is loyal to its master. They are active and need a lot of places to play around so, these breeds are not suitable for apartment living. Pachon is a hunting breed that stays very focused and patient in hunting small game animals and birds.

Pachón Navarro

Behavior: They are active breeds that need daily exercise and need to do something all the time. Enhance their physical as well as mental activities regularly. Not enough care can make them destructive and mischievous. In addition, they are strong and independent hence, early training is very important from an early age so they behave correctly while growing up.

Personality: The Spanish dog is playful and loves its master as well as family members. They are eager for every fun activity led by their master. For instance, good at fetching, playing tug of war, and other games. Likewise, Pachon is fond of love so, don’t leave them alone for too long as they will sulk be depressed. Always remember they are protective of their master and will defend you in any situation.


Pachon Navarro is family-oriented and is very eager to please their owner hence, they are a quick learner that makes training sessions easier as well as fun. However, it might be a little challenging for first-time owners as they show different personality traits in adulthood. Be patient and consistent while training them as it enhances their mental and physical health.

Pachon Navarro in leash training with his master.
Image Source: Instagram

Is Pachon Navarro Child-Friendly?

Pachon Navarro is a friendly dog that plays along with kids and other dogs if socialized properly. These breeds love to be around children as they are kind and gentle with them.

But remember to properly train them as well as kids to behave around each other and always supervise them while playing. Sometimes they can’t tolerate the harsh behavior of kids so they tend to get aggressive during their interaction.


  • Pachon Navarro is one of the only three breeds that has a double nose (split nose) along with Catalburun and Andean Tiger-hound.
A picture of double-nosed dog Pachon Navarro.
Image Source: Instagram
  • These breeds are not recognized by Fédération Cynologique Internationale.

Health Issues

Pachon Navarro is a healthy dog breed with proper care and a balanced diet. However, they still face many genetic health issues.

  • Hip Dysplasia: While growing some breeds’ “ball and socket” joints aren’t developed properly which results in hip dysplasia. Meanwhile, it also gets dislocated which makes their hip pain and limp while walking. This health issue is also heredity so check there aren’t health issues. It can be fixed by total hip replacement surgery.
  • Epilepsy: Epilepsy is one of the most common conditions in dogs that causes repeated seizures. Its symptoms are developed at a young age and can be mild to life-threatening. This condition is triggered by low sugar levels, heat exhaustion, nutritional imbalance, and so on.


The Pachon Navarro comes in the following colors:

  • Pied
  • Black
  • Brown
  • White
  • Red


Height: The average height of Pachon Navarro is 18-23 inches.

Weight: The average weight of female Pachon Navarro is between 44-66 lbs and females is around 55-75 lbs.

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