Dog Breed Profile

Home Dog Breeds United States of America Cotralian

Cotralian History

The Cotralian is a mixed-breed dog that originated in Argentina. The Cotralian is also known as the Argentine Retriever, Argentine Spaniel, Rough-Coated Retriever, or Perro de Presa Canario. The Cotralian is descended from a number of gundog and retriever breeds. The ancestors of the Argentine Dog include the European Water Spaniel, English Setter, Irish Setter, Portuguese Pointer, Spanish Pointer, and Bloodhound. The ancestors of the Río Negro include the Old Spanish Water Dog, the Pampas Hunting Dog, and the Spanish Pointer. The Río Negro is a descendant of the Pointer.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Cotralian Physical Characteristics

The Cotralian is a small, medium-to-large-sized domesticated breed of cat originally from the Canary Islands. They are known for having a variety of colors and markings, including white, orange, calico, tortoiseshell, and tricolor. They generally have large blue eyes and a round head. Their fur is short and smooth. They are social and playful, but can also be independent and mischievous. They are highly intelligent and inquisitive, which makes them a challenge for novice owners.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

White, Black, Brown, Gray, Red, Silver

Height Range

Male Height Range: 16 – 22 inches

Female Height Range: 16 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 30 – 60 lbs

Female Weight Range: 30 – 60 lbs

Cotralian Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Cotralian Health Concerns

Deafness, Hip Dysplasia, Cardiomyopathy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Retinal Dysplasia, Glaucoma, Eye Abnormalities, Familial Nephropathy, Hepatitis

Cotralian Temperament and Behaviour

The Cotralian is a gentle, calm, and good-natured breed of canine that makes a great family pet. They are content to be left alone, and get along well with children and other household animals. They are smart, easy to train, and eager to please. They are protective of their families and property, but not aggressive towards others.

Cotralian Activity Requirements

The Catahoula Cur is a medium-size, high-energy dog that was developed in Louisiana as a hunting and herding dog. They are loyal and protective of their family, but they are independent and can be difficult to train. The Catahoula Cur will enjoy a daily workout, but they shouldn’t be expected to walk long distances. They are happiest when they have a job to do, and participating in an activity such as flyball or agility can help keep them mentally stimulated. The Catahoula Cur is a highly skilled herding and hunting dog. They were originally developed in Louisiana to help hunt and herd cattle. They are still used as working dogs, and they also make great pets.

Miles Per Day

12 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cotralian is part of the Unclassified group.

Visit the American Kennel Club website.

The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cotralian is part of the Unclassified group.

Visit the Kennel Club website.

Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Cotralian is part of the Unclassified group.

Visit the Australian National Kennel Council website.

Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Cotralian is part of the Unclassified group.

Visit the Canadian Kennel Club website.