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Pootalian History

The Pootalian is a mixed-breed, or mongrel, breed of dog that is believed to originate from a mix of various native American and African dogs. The type that is shown at world and national championships in Canada and the United States is the mix of these bloodlines with other dogs that were imported such as the American Kennel Club (AKC) German Shepherd. The Pootalians were first shown at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 1928, and were recognized as a distinct breed in 1966. The Pootalian is a medium-sized, muscular, athletic, and agile dog with a moderate tail that hangs below the hocks. The coat is short, dense, and stands off the body.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Pootalian Physical Characteristics

The Pootalian is a small, medium-size breed of domestic cat. It is also known as the Persian or Exotic shorthair. It is the heaviest of the short haired cats. The breed has a round head with small ears, and large oval eyes. The tail is semi-long and the ears are large. Its fur is long and silky. It may be blue, tortoiseshell, cream, chocolate, red, silver, lynx point, smoke, parti-color, or lilac. It may be found in many colors and patterns. The female weighs on average 5 to 7 lbs (2.2-3.2 kg) and the male weights 7 to 10 lbs (3.2-4.5 kg).

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

Fawn, Black, White, Brindle, Brown, Gray

Height Range

Male Height Range: 9 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 9 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 9 – 10 lbs

Female Weight Range: 9 – 10 lbs

Pootalian Health

Description of breed health.


14-15 yrs

Pootalian Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Mitral Valve Dysplasia, Intervertebral Disc Disease, Deafness, Sebaceous Adenitis, Cerebellar Abiotrophy, Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy, Hypothyroidism, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Thrombocytopenia, Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA), Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia (IMHA), Idiopathic Epilepsy, Eye Diseases and Disorders, Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Deficiency, Atopy

Pootalian Temperament and Behaviour

The Pootalian is an energetic, intelligent, and courageous dog. They are playful, but are also devoted and loyal to their family. They are protective and make good guard dogs, but they are also very calm, gentle, and patient with small children and other animals.

Pootalian Activity Requirements

Pootlians are small, low to the ground, herding dogs that were bred to work with sheep. Because of their small size, they don’t require a lot of space. They do, however, require quite a bit of exercise and mental stimulation. Pootalis like to stay active, so they need a daily walk or some outdoor playtime. A fenced-in yard or dog park is the perfect place for your Pootlian to play and stretch their legs. They will also need some form of enrichment, such as puzzle toys, to keep them mentally stimulated.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pootalian is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pootalian is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Pootalian is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Pootalian is part of the Unclassified group.

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