Village Dog Qatar

The Qatar Stray is a dog without a defined breed, commonly found in the streets of Qatar. They are medium to large sized dogs, with a varied coat and remarkable adaptability.

General details

Their height at the withers can range between 45 and 60 centimeters, and their weight can vary between 15 and 30 kilograms, depending on the structure and condition of the dog. Life expectancy is estimated at 10 to 14 years. The Qatar Stray is not recognized as an official breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Breed history in brief

These are dogs without a defined breed found in a state of abandonment on the streets of Qatar. These dogs are the result of crossbreeding between various breeds and local dogs over the years, which has led to genetic variability and diverse appearance. These dogs have evolved over time by adapting to their environment and lifestyle on the streets. Their importance lies in their ability to survive and adapt to the challenging conditions of Qatar's streets, where they act as neighborhood guardians and providers of companionship and affection. In Qatari society, these dogs play an important role in providing security for communities and helping to control the rodent population.

Breed characteristics

These stray dogs come in a wide variety of sizes, coat colors and body shapes, as they are the result of crossbreeding between different breeds and local dogs. In general, their appearance can vary from small dogs to medium or large dogs. Their tail can be straight or curved, and their ears can be erect or drooping, depending on their genetic heritage. The coat is of variable length and the colors vary from solid to combinations of various shades. In terms of temperament, Qatar Stray Dogs tend to show great adaptability and survivability. Because they have thrived in a challenging environment, they tend to be resilient, intelligent and cautious. Some may be shy or wary of strangers, but they can also be friendly and loyal once they establish a trusting bond with people.

Common health problems

As a consequence of their genetic nature coming from a great diversity of dog breeds, there is not enough knowledge about which are the most common diseases that such dogs can suffer from. However, given their lifestyle, they are more likely to suffer from parvovirus, canine distemper, leptospirosis, ticks, fleas and mange.

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