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FEATURED DOG: Portuguese Podengo    Dogs

Started 2/13/18 by PennyCC; 542 views.

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FEATURED DOG:  Portuguese Podengo

13 Feb 2018

The Portuguese Podengo is an ancient multi-sensory hound (sight and scent) breed of dog from Portugal. As a breed, the Podengo is divided into three size categories that are not interbred: small (Pequeno), medium (Médio) and large (Grande). Their coats are either short and 'smooth', or longer and 'wired'. The smooth coated variety is traditional, dating back to the 5th century, whereas the wire coated variety is an outcome of the assimilation of various other breeds during the 20th century. In general, the breed is healthy; the Pequeno (small) variety has an average lifespan of approximately 15–17 years.

Read more about the Portuguese Podengo at Wikipedia.

  • Edited February 13, 2018 7:00 pm  by  PennyCC
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The first I heard of the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno was when I saw it on TV in the Westminster Dog Show in the . I found this breed very interesting and it is the national dog of Portuguese.

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Podengo português looks for a squirrel

Podengo português sucht ein Eichhörnchen. Podengo português looks for a squirrel. Podengo português cherche un ecureuil.

I would have thought it was a type of terrier judging by the head/face.


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I agree. It looks like a rough coated terrier in the face. I was attracted to this dog because I have Portuguese Water Dogs and this is a Portuguese breed that I had never about about. It is a very nice size (like a lot of terriers are) and has a cute curved tail. I just like the look of this dog.