AKC PuppyFinder: Portuguese Podengo Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Smart, independent, affectionate with loved ones and wary of strangers
- Energy Level: Very Active; fun-loving, lively, curious
- Height: 22-28 inches (grande), 16-22 inches (medio)
- Weight: 44-66 pounds (grande), 35-44 pounds (medio)
- Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
- History & Job
Breed History & Job Description: To the best we can determine, Podengo history began with those master traders of ancient times, the Phoenicians, who brought Greyhound-like dogs to what is now Portugal, where they were mated to indigenous breeds. Over the centuries the Podengo built a reputation as a superb courser of rabbit and larger game, sometimes singly but more often in packs. They are swift and remarkably strong hunters built to withstand punishing terrain over long distances.
Portuguese Podengos are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Portuguese Podengos are healthy dogs.
Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:
- Hip Evaluation
- Ophthalmologist Evaluation
- Patella Evaluation
- Breed Club
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