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Portuguese Podengo

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Group: Hound - Breed Standard

Origins

The Portuguese Podengo' is an ancient sighthound/scenthound breed of dog from Portugal. The Podengo comes in three sizes - small (Pequeno), medium (Medio) and large (Grande), each with two hair coats (smooth and wirehaired). It is the small (Pequeno) that is recognised by The Kennel Club here in the UK. The Pequeno (small) Podengo is an avid rabbit hunter and fine companion with a rich history. Also known as the Portuguese Warren Hound.

Description

Height 20-30 cms (8-12 ins). Weight 4-5 kilos (9-11 lbs).

Character/Temperament

The Podengo is a hardy, intelligent and lively breed, excelling at agility and making fine companions. Loyal and fearless, the Podengo is also a good house guard and easy to train for dog experienced people and those that enjoy learning dog behaviour.

Training

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