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Podengo:Dog Breed Profile

Podengo, with a long history, is a long-haired viviparous dog with a lively, sporty, and energetic personality. Color and coat changes may be less important than other characteristics, such as a uniform color or white markings. Some dogs have short, smooth coats, while others have long, coarse coats, which are acceptable. One of the biggest benefits of human intervention in Podengo breeding is likely to be a significant reduction in the incidence of genetic disorders and genetic defects.

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  • About Podengo Breed

    Podengo stands 16 cm-20 cm and weighs 39-56 kg. Its triangular ears are flexible, its nose is usually brown but some are black, its tail is stout, its claws are rounded and arched, its ears turn forward to pick up sound, its ears stand upright naturally, its eyes are deep yellow or Brown, the crest is slightly arched, and the long limbs are well-furred. Light yellow short hair, golden short hair, black short hair, golden and white long hair. They live for 12 to 14 years.


Podengo Breed Daily Care

To train Podengo for his first bath, we fill the basin with warm water, then put Podengo in the basin, exposing the dog’s head and neck. This will make the dog feel comfortable and the dog will want to take bath later.

When we feed Podengo, if Podengo eats up your portion quickly, you are not giving him enough food. If there is any food left, we have to estimate how much is left. We have to cut the amount he eats in half at the next feeding. For example, if you give him 100 grams this time and he eats 80 grams, you can give him 40 grams the next time. If he continues to lick the bowl after he’s finished, the next time he’s Fed, he can increase his portion by 20 percent. And so on and so on until he could eat normally again.

As your Podengo gets older, you’ll need to learn emergency measures such as sudden injury or illness.

Don’t be alarmed if you notice a sudden injury to your dog. Remember that the purpose of any first aid is also to stabilize the injured dog until the veterinarian arrives. Before starting, the owner wants to make sure the dog’s life is not in danger. If the owner notices that the dog has stopped breathing, has no pulse or heartbeat, is bleeding, and is poisoned, he should immediately give first aid to the dog. The dog may be irritated by the pain, so put on a mask and leash if necessary. But don’t ask your dog if he is gagging or having difficulty breathing. The owner should take the Podengo to the veterinarian as soon as first aid is given. Be sure to inform your veterinarian of your dog’s condition and arrival time. This will allow you to prepare for your arrival in advance. If you think your dog has a broken neck or bone, put him on a board before you take him to the hospital to avoid stress.


Podengo is a good companion for young children. It can adapt to hot weather, is easy to train, can get along well with other breeds, and can be a very good guard dog. However, because it is naturally active, so the amount of exercise and activity space requirements are higher, it is not suitable for crowded urban life.


Water is absolutely essential when we take care of a Podengo. We should always keep a basin of water in a fixed place for him to drink before and after eating and exercise. Calcium powder and vitamins should also be added to the puppy’s diet, which is essential for tooth and bone growth. We should also ensure that the dog has a proper outdoor exercise, after ultraviolet radiation, more to ensure that the dog calcium absorption.

Podengo Breed History

All Podengo are said to be of two lineages. Medium Podengo is bred from large Podengo, while small Podengo has nothing to do with large ones, which are hard to find these days, the Agile medium-sized Hound has been well developed and is highly valued, especially in rural northern Portugal, where it is widely bred and used primarily for hunting.

Later, through artificial breeding, the size of the medium-sized Podengo has also been reduced to a certain extent, but its main characteristics or continue to remain down. This condition is very similar to that of a tan-colored visual retriever, such as a Farnoch.

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