About the Arubian Cunucu
ARF-Aruba provides care and helps to find homes for dogs and cats in Aruba. The breed of dog in Aruba is the Arubian Cunucu, also known as a Cunucu Dog.
A Cunucu dog originates from Aruba and while not officially recognized as a breed by any association or kennel club, they are well-known to the locals.
They are athletic and energetic sight hounds that are said to have hunted alongside the Arawak people who were indigenous to the area. Those who have chosen to share their home with a Cunucu find them to be tolerant, easy to train, and loyal. This is typically true of those that are brought into the home as puppies and of adult dogs brought in off of the streets.
Arubian Cunucu Breed Appearance
Arubian Cunucu Personality and Temperament
Health and Activity Needs of the Cunucu Dog
It’s recommend that they receive 60 minutes of activity per day. This could include play time or going on walks to satisfy their activity requirement.
The Arubian Cunucu dog breed has no major health concerns. Yet, dogs who have ears that fold over or hang are more likely than other dogs to get dirt or moisture trapped in their ears, and are therefore more susceptible to ear infections. Checking your dog’s ears regularly and ensuring that they are clean and dry can help to prevent any infections. Like all pets, these dogs require a regular full physical examination by a veterinarian.