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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Portuguese Podengo

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Weight
Small: 9-13; Medium: 35-44; Large: 44-46 lbs
Height
Small: 8-12; Medium: 15-22; Large: 22-28 inches
Color(s)
White with black, yellow, or fawn markings.
Overview
The Portuguese Podengo comes in three sizes: Pequeno (small), Medio (medium), and Grande (large). This is an ancient sight and scent hound that originated in Portugal. This breed is considered in Portugal to be the National Breed, and is quite rare in the United States. The Portuguese Podengo was primarily bred for hunting rabbits and was never intended to be a pet.
Character
The Portuguese Podengo breed is alert, active, enthusiastic, and lively. Due to the absence of repeated human intervention, the Podengo adapts perfectly to the environment, climate, and hunting functions. They are an extremely hardy breed that are capable of thriving in the heat or snow; indoors or out.
Temperament
The Portuguese Podengo is happy, cheerful, and good-natured. They are loyal and extremely devoted. This breed is good with older considerate children and friendly toward strangers. Portuguese Podengo's generally get along well with other dogs. Although congenial, they make an excellent watchdog and will alert their family by barking. Due to their primitive nature, this breed is not recommended for first time dog owners.
Care
Portuguese Podengo's require occasional combing or brushing to remove loose and dead hair. Dry shampooing will suffice. Dental hygiene is extremely important. The Portuguese Podengo is quite healthy due to limited human intervention.
Coat
The Portuguese Podengo's coat comes in two varieties: Smooth or Rough. The smooth coat is of medium length and hard in texture. The rough coat is longer in length, coarse in texture, and shaggy in appearance. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
The Portuguese Podengo breed requires basic obedience and socialization training beginning at an early age. The Portuguese Podengo learns quickly but does not respond well to harsh or heavy-handed training methods. Training in the area of agility should never be done before the age of six months to protect their growing bones.
Activity
The Portuguese Podengo is not recommended for apartment living. They require a securely fenced yard for a lot of daily exercise. Fencing should be a minimum of 6 feet in height, and also buried into the ground. It is never a good idea to play tug-of-war with this breed. The Portuguese Podengo benefits from the companionship of daily walks. They excel in agility, fly-ball, hunting, and tracking.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Portuguese Podengo puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Portuguese Podengo Breeder

HOULA'S KENNELS
Member Since: April 2009
Location: Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
I have Portuguese Podengo puppies for sale! See My Profile
Houla's Kennels is located just north of Ft. Worth, TX in the City of Reno, Parker Co. Texas. Houla's Kennels is the producer of the Top winning Portuguese Podengos Pequeno in UKC and Podengo Pequeno Specialties. We are the producer of the FIRST GRAND CHAMPIONS PODENGO PORTGUESE and UKC Best in Sho...

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Anonymous asked:

3/13/2013 2:27:52 PM

3/13/2013 2:27:52 PM

Are Portuguese Podengo dogs good for people with fur allergies

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Anonymous

The Portuguese Podengo Dog is not considered a hypoallergenic breed of dog.
7/15/2014 5:21:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/15/2013 6:11:56 PM

2/15/2013 6:11:56 PM

do portuguese podengos make good hearding dogs

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Anonymous

No, the Portuguese Podengo Dog is not a herding dog.
7/15/2014 5:22:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/23/2012 10:31:58 PM

7/23/2012 10:31:58 PM

What are the health issues with Portuguese Podengo dogs if any?

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Anonymous

The Portuguese Podengo Dog is a very healthy breed. Because this breed has had relatively limited intervention by humans, it has a low incidence of known inherited defects or diseases.
7/15/2014 5:23:23 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/25/2011 11:14:53 PM

11/25/2011 11:14:53 PM

How much do Portuguese Podengo puppies cost?

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Anonymous

The average cost of an Portuguese Podengo puppy from a reputable and qualified breeder is $1250.00 - $1850.00 per pup.
7/15/2014 5:24:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/23/2010 6:00:29 PM

11/23/2010 6:00:29 PM

My Portuguese Podengo has short hair and it's straight unlike the pictures that you show. Are... My Portuguese Podengo has short hair and it's straight unlike the pictures that you show. Are the Portuguese podengo small dogs the same?

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Anonymous

Hello! Portuguese podengo Pequenos (small) come in smooth coat and wire coat.
12/13/2010 2:23:47 PM

Anonymous

Some people say that wirehaired podengos are smarter by a little but other than that from my knowledge its the same thing:)
10/23/2011 8:16:09 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/16/2010 4:17:38 PM

10/16/2010 4:17:38 PM

i want to adopt an adorable probably medium podengo mix from the shelter i volunteer at... but... i want to adopt an adorable probably medium podengo mix from the shelter i volunteer at... but my dad's allergic to dogs :( is the medium wirehaired podengo a good dog 4 ppl with allergies?? does it shed alot?not at all? how much does it need to be bathed? her name is suzie nd i would really want to know these things because i have never had a dog but i know how to take care of them. are they hypoallergetic?? give me answers to anything u might know conserning these things on podengos. ps: idk what it is mix with but it looks full medium wirehaired portuguese podengo to me. her haire is rough and coarse, nd not that long. she also doesnt have a long tail, it may have been cut when she was young :( poor girl. plz help me out :)

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Anonymous

It is most likely a terrier mix, in which case you may fare well with dad if you stay on top of grooming and bathing. You can get special shampoo that will control the dander. That is what he is allergic to, not dogs! Nobody is actually allergic to the dogs themselves. Make sure you feed as good a food as you can afford, without fillers. There are very few Podengo Medios in the country at all and they are not being mixed with other kinds of dogs. There have only been 10 times they have been bred at all! Good luck with your dog
12/21/2010 7:32:17 PM

Anonymous

If she has more Podengo in her genes then she'll probably be shedding quite a bit. My father used to raise them when I was a kid and I can remember always being covered in hair. Granted, they were used as hunting dogs so bathing was whenever they found a pond or stream to play in or if they were sick, so how many times needed to be kept as a house dog is unknown to me. No one in our family has allergies to animal dander so I'm also unsure if they are hypoallergenic as well. They do require quite a bit of exercise, they are bred for hunting after all. They can be trained very easily and are quite loyal dogs. They also fare better in pairs or groups. If I had more time and was more interestested in hunting like my father was, I would definitely get a few Podengo for myself. Best of luck with Suzie!
3/16/2011 5:16:44 PM

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