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Portuguese Podengo Information

Breed Group: Hound
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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.

Does your Portuguese Podengo bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Portuguese Podengo puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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.
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HOULA'S KENNELS
Member Since: April 2009
Location: Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
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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 Show Winner. The Podengo come in 3 sizes, Pequeno, (small) 8 to 12 1/2" Medio, 16 to 22" Grande over 22 to 28" all verities come in both smooth and wire coats. All Podengos, I use for breeding have qualities that I am looking for to make a great show dog and a great family pet. I am one of the founding members of the American Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Club. The first AKC Podengo Pequeno Club www.podengo-pequeno.com I support the recognition of the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno into AKC and will do all that I can to support that effort. The Portuguese Podenge Pequeno is scheduled to start showing in AKC Miscellenous class in January 2011. This will be a very exciting time for the Podengo. So if you are looking for a new family member or a show prospect please give me a call or e-mail me. I will be happy to answer your questions to the best of my ability. I want you and your new puppy to be a good match.

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Anonymous asked:
Are Portuguese Podengo dogs good for people with fur allergies?

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The Portuguese Podengo is not considered a hypoallergenic breed of dog.

Anonymous

It is not hypoallergenic, but friends of mine with allergic reactions to dogs like Labs do not react to my Podengo.

Anonymous asked:
Do Portuguese Podengos make good herding dogs?

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Anonymous

No, the Portuguese Podengo Dog is not a herding dog.

Anonymous

The Portuguese Podengo is a hound. They have a lot of energy but they're not herders.

Anonymous asked:
What are the health issues with Portuguese Podengo dogs, if any?

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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.

Anonymous asked:
How much do Portuguese Podengo puppies cost?

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The average cost of an Portuguese Podengo puppy from a reputable and qualified breeder is $1250.00 - $1850.00 per pup.

Anonymous

The average cost of a Podengo Pequeno is $1,500 to $2,500. This usually includes microchipping, vaccinations, AKC and or UKC registration.

Anonymous asked:
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.

Anonymous

Some people say that Wirehaired Podengos are smarter by a little but other than that from my knowledge it's the same thing.

Anonymous

I have a smooth coat Portuguese Podengo puppy and she won't house train.

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Updated: 9/4/2015