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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.

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.

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 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?

How big does a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dog get?

About the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno. The Pequeno is the smallest of Portugal’s three Podengo breeds, standing 8 to 12 inches at the shoulder and weighing no more than 13 pounds.

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?

Are there any health problems with the Portuguese Podengo?

All dog breeds have some known health conditions, and the Portuguese Podengo is no exception. Some health issues are common to most breeds, while others are specific to the breed. Potentially heritable Portuguese Podengo health problems can include the following:

What kind of coat does a Smooth Podengo have?

The smooth Podengo coat is very dense and thick but is single layer (no undercoat). The coat on the smooth-hair breed is still coarse. The smooth coat breed is the oldest of all the Portuguese Podengo dogs.

What kind of coat does a Portuguese Podengo have?

The Portuguese Podengo wirehaired breed has a rough, harsh single layer coat with a texture that is medium length and not quite so dense as with the smooth hair breed. This dog has a bit of a beard around the muzzle and beneath the chin. The wirehaired Podengo is a slightly newer variant of the original smooth coat Podengo dog breed.

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?

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).

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!

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