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What kind of dog is a Podengo Pequeno?

Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are little dogs with a long name, and are similar in appearance to American breeds like the Jack Russell Terrier and Rat Terrier (though interestingly, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno isn’t a Terrier at all). Other names for the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno include the Portuguese Warren Hound and the Portuguese Rabbit Dog.

What are the health issues with Portuguese Podengo dogs?

The Portuguese Podengo is a hound. They have a lot of energy but theyre not herders. 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.

How big does a medio Podengo get?

The primary method is to interbreed Grande and large Medio dogs to return to the breed purity. The middleweight in the Portuguese Podengo dog breed, the Medio typically weighs between 35 and 44 pounds and stands anywhere from 16 to 22 inches tall (paw pads to shoulder).

Is the Portuguese Podengo rabbit rare?

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.

What is a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno?

Meet the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, a quick, sweet, and energetic dog, and the smallest of Portugals’ three Podengo breeds. Podengos are one of Portugal’s most popular types of purebreds, and can be found in three sizes—small, medium, and large—which are not interbred with each other.

Is the Portuguese Podengo dog breed like the Labrador Retriever?

The Portuguese Podengo dog breed is not yet a household name like the Labrador Retriever or the Yorkshire Terrier, but it is arguably more ancient and every bit as popular! What is the history of the Podengo dog breed?

When did the Podengo dog breed come to America?

The Podengo was first introduced in the United States during the 1990s and has since made its way to 45 other countries as well. In its native Portugal, the Portuguese Podengo dog breed differs in appearance based on its size (Grande, Medio, Pequeno).

Can a Portuguese Podengo compete in AKC lure competitions?

The Portuguese Podengo has been approved to compete in AKC Lure Coursing Events for Suffix Titles since January 1, 2008. As of July 2009, the Portuguese Podengo was split into two breeds: Portuguese Podengo (to include the Grande and Medio) and Portuguese Podengo Pequeno (the smallest of the three sizes).

How big does a Portuguese Podengo dog get?

The middleweight in the Portuguese Podengo dog breed, the Medio typically weighs between 35 and 44 pounds and stands anywhere from 16 to 22 inches tall (paw pads to shoulder). The pint-sized Podengo Pequeno weighs in at 9 to 13 pounds and stands just 8 to 12 inches tall (paw pads to shoulder).

Do Podengo dogs shed a lot?

The Portuguese Podengo dog does not shed that much and requires no formal grooming. Even inside the show ring, the breed standard specifies that this breed should be clipped only. The coat should be displayed as naturally as possible, which makes the Podengo dog about as close to a “wash and go” dog as you can get!

What is a Wirehaired Podengo dog?

The wirehaired Podengo is a slightly newer variant of the original smooth coat Podengo dog breed. Wirehaired Podengo dogs can be born from smooth or wirehaired parent dogs. The Portuguese Podengo dog does not shed that much and requires no formal grooming.

Is it common for Podengos to have vision problems?

As the Podengo is a multi-sensory sight/scent hound, vision problems can significantly impact this dog’s quality of life and ability to participate in favorite activities. While not common, PRA can occur in Podengos of all sizes.

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