Portuguese Podengo

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Breed Group: Hound
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small: 9-13; Medium: 35-44; Large: 44-46 lbs
Small: 8-12; Medium: 15-22; Large: 22-28 inches
White with black, yellow, or fawn markings.
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How much do Portuguese Podengo puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Portuguese Podengo varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Portuguese Podengo puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Portuguese Podengos sold is $1,500.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Portuguese Podengo with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,500 upwards to $2,500 or even more for a Portuguese Podengo with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Portuguese Podengos sold is $1,400.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,500.00
Average Price: $1,400.00
Top Quality: $2,500.00 to $2,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 80 Portuguese Podengo puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Portuguese Podengo puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Portuguese Podengos true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Portuguese Podengo Names for 2021

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 80 Portuguese Podengo dogs.
  • 1. Louie
  • 2. Suzie
  • 3. Larry
  • 4. Joe
  • 5. Jewel
  • 6. Ivan
  • 7. Ima
  • 8. Hot Time
  • 9. Himself
  • 10. Ham
  • 11. Hagg
  • 12. Gus Gus
  • 13. Freddy
  • 14. Frankie
  • 15. Red
  • 16. Rainie
  • 17. Puppy A
  • 18. Puppies
  • 19. New Pup
  • 20. Neenah

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Member Since: April 2009
Location: Raleigh / Durham / CH, North Carolina
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WE HAVE PUPPIES AVAILABLE!!! HOULA'S PODENGOS, where champions to Best in Show Quality begins! Houla's Podengos is located just north of Raleigh, NC, in Creedmoore, NC Houla's Podengos is the producer of the Top winning Portuguese Podengos Pequeno in AKC & UKC and Podengo Pequeno Specialties. Houla's Podengos is the producer of the # 1 AKC Podengos for several years. GCH Houla's Potter is the first Podengo Pequeno to get group placements and the FIRST podengo to get multiple Best in Show and National specialty winner. GCH Houla's Expectro Partdurm, "Albus" is a Potter son and has been the # 1 podengo all breed 2017 & 2018,& 2019. We now have the #2 ranking Podengo, Ch. Houlas Jerry Loule' named after a beautiful city in Portugual. Jerry started his show career in March of 2019 and achieved the # 1 spot for the month of March 2019. Looks like Jerry and his cousin Albus, might be doing a flip, flop for 1 & 2 position. What a dream come true for any breeder to have produced the top ranking Portuguese Podengo Pequenos in AKC. Houla's Podengos has had the most podengo pequenos listed in the top 20 of the breed since 2013 when we first were excepted into AKC. 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. All my breeding stock has been DNA tested. 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. My correct email contact is cah1948@gmail.com

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Anonymous asked:
Back in 2009, I found an all white puppy running at top speed onthe side of the road. He was all white, coat slightly wired, and I’d say about 6 -8 weeks old. Nobody ever claimed him, so he became my baby and I named him Scrappy. He grew up to be yellow and white, slender, big pointy ears, and kind of a bushy curled tail. When he was a pup someone thought he was an Ibizan Hound, but he definitely did not grow up to look like one. Scrappy was my baby and best friend for 6 years, until he got loose and was mauled to death by a pit Bull. I just recently came across a picture of a Portuguese Podengo that looked almost identical to my Scrappy. Is it normal for the yellow podengos to be born white? I have only found 1 pic of a white one, but not a pup and not smooth coated. I only have 2 photos, but I’d like some opinions as to whether or not he was a Podengo. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ao2T6efpRYdJGePx7

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First off, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It is never easy to lose a beloved pet, especially in an accident as horrible as the one that took Scrappy from you. To answer some of your questions, I don't fully believe that your Scrappy was a Podengo. However, there is always a chance that he was a part Podengo. The main reasoning behind my skepticism is that the Podengo is not a very popular breed of dog and because of that, the fact that you'd find one running through the streets would be very rare indeed. In the pictures, he also looks to be between 50 - 60 lbs and so he would be too large for even the larger Podengo. There are many breed mixes that can look very closely to the Ibizan Hound and Podengo. If Scrappy was still alive, I would suggest a DNA test to see what he was, but sadly that won't be the case here. Now for coloration as a puppy, most puppies lose their puppy fur and become either lighter or darker than there birth coloration at roughly 4 - 6 months of age. This could be the reasoning behind him being white as a young pup and then being a very light tan and white as an adult. However, the Podengo can be tan and white, but it is very rare for them to be more white than tan. I believe the best thing to do is to enjoy the memories and pictures you have of Scrappy and just be glad that you had such a wonderful furever companion in him.

Anonymous asked:
I rescued a dog about 7 years ago. I believe she is a Portuguese Podango. She is black and white with all the characteristics and behaviors of the breed. Does anyone else have a black and white Podango? She is the best dog ever!



While it is possible to have black in the Portuguese Podengo, it is not preferred. The coloration that is allowed are yellow & white or fawn & white of any shade or primarily white with patches of any shade of yellow or fawn. The following colors are also acceptable, but they are not preferred: tones of black or brown, with white patches or white with patches of black or brown. Brindle and solid white is not allowed and will be faulted. You can always contact your vet or a DNA testing facility for dogs to do a DNA test for your dog to confirm your suspicions of your dog being a Portuguese Podengo.


We also rescued a dog that we believe may be a PPP, she is black and white also.

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



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


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


No they are not, very few dog breeds are, for example Portuguese Water Dogs.

Anonymous asked:
Do Portuguese Podengos make good herding dogs?



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


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

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



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.


The PPPA (Portuguese Podengo Pequenos of America) recommends yearly eye exams. They also request each breeding dog get their patellas (knees) checked as well as their hips. The breed over-all is healthy and live long happy lives. The health issues found in the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno (USA & Europe) are PRA (progressive retinal atrophy), Glaucoma, and Epilepsy.


My Podengo Medio is 16 this year and quite healthy, just a little lumpy and slight cataracts!

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Updated: 1/26/2021