Jaguaretê means “jaguar” in the tupi-guaraní language, one of the Brazilian native’s languages.
The JAGUARETÊ Kennel was founded in 2003. Its goal is to breed and train hounds to be used in scientific studies of jaguars in the wild. The Kennel is composed of tracker hounds from different breeds which are used to track jaguars in their natural environment and scent hounds which are trained to locate jaguar scat. The JAGUARETÊ Kennel is a not-for-profit kennel serving only the scientific research community.
The matrix of the kennel is located in the Jaguar Conservation Fund / Instituto Onça-Pintada headquarters (Cerrado biome, municipality of Mineiros, Goiás state; with offices in the municipality of Miranda, Mato Grosso do Sul state and Foz de Iguaçu, Paraná state). The pool of tracking hounds trained for jaguar capture is composed of 45 animals of the following breeds: Bloodhound, Redbone coonhound, American English Coonhound and American foxhound.
The kennel also has four Belgian Malinois (Belgian Shepherd dog) hounds trained to detect jaguar scat.
Both activities require obedience and excellent physical training so, the hounds are trained weekly. The kennel maintains high standards of dietary and sanitary conditions.
To contribute to the maintenance and development of our kennel, please make a donation here.