Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

INTRODUCTION

The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is a purebred dog from Portugal and is the smallest of the three size classes of Portuguese Podengo that do not interbreed. Alert, lively and playful, these dogs are a compact but charming group to be around.Portuguese Podengo Pequenos go by several other names, such as Portuguese Podengo, Portuguese Warren Hound, and Portuguese Rabbit Dog. If you want to take home one of these small purebred dogs, you can check the nearest local shelters or rescues. Remember to adopt and not buy. These small puppies make excellent flat dogs for city dwellers because of their size and temperament. They adapt well to all types of homes, including single households and families with children of all ages. They are quite lively and will bark from time to time. If you want a playful, active puppy that will keep you on your toes, warn you of any potential danger and love you unconditionally, this may be the right breed for you.

HIGHLIGHTS

The coat of the Portuguese Pekingese Podengo Pequeno is usually light, medium or dark yellow or fawn in colour. There are two varieties of coat types for these dogs, the smooth coat and the rough coat. The smooth coat is short and very dense, while the rough coat is longer. Both are fairly easy to groom.Portuguese Podengo Pequenos will need a good hour of walking per day with a good, active play sessions and shorter walks mixed in if possible.These puppies are very intelligent and eager to please, which makes them fairly easy to train.Portuguese Podengo Pequenos can be yappy and will alert you to intruders. Dogs of this breed can live in flats, but with their energy, they are more suited to homes with yards where they can run.

HISTORY

The Portuguese Podengo Pequenos is one of three size classes of Portuguese Podengo breeds, but all of them originate from the southern border of the country of Portugal. The lineage of the Portuguese Podengo goes back to the ancient Romans and Phoenicians, almost as far back as 600 BC. In early times, the Pequeno was a rabbit hunter for the people. In the 15th century, Portuguese Podengo Pequenos were taken aboard ships bound for the Americas. Their job was to keep ships free of rodents during their voyages, which protected food stores and prevented most sailors from contracting vermin-borne diseases.The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno specifically entered the American Kennel Club’s Miscellaneous class in January 2011 and then the Hound class exactly two years later in January 2013.If you are interested in a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, be sure to check local shelters and breed-specific rescue groups in your area or online. Consider adoption if you decide this is the breed for you.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
4/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Hound Dogs
Height: 8 to 12 inches
Weight: 9 to 13 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years

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