Of all of our islands’dog breeds, this one is the least well-known by dog lovers. According to the data available, it seems that it is a very old, local population, integrated with the group of Mediterranean dogs of Pharaonic origin, and selected for its aptitude for rabbit hunting.
Due primarily to the lack of a defined prototype for this group, there is much morphological variation, since the selection is generally made according to the needs of the hunter. The majority of specimens are medium-to-small in size, although there are large and taller examples as well.
The Mallorcan Ca de Conills is, in general, very sturdy, agile and fast and has a great natural instinct for hunting out rabbits, using their sense of smell, sight and sound.