Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
Size
Small
Height
8 to 12 inches
Weight
9 to 13 pounds
Coat
Smooth – Short, dense; Wire – Long, rough
Color
Yellow, fawn, black, brown, or white
Energy
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Lure Coursing

Originally bred to hunt rabbits on Portugal’s abrasive terrain, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is a small, brave hound with a wedge-shaped head and upright ears. The breed has two coat varieties, Smooth and Wire, with a bearded muzzle. A loyal companion, the Podengo is a good watchdog. Energetic and intelligent, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno needs plenty of daily exercise.

Did you know?

Recognized as the national dog of Portugal, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno originated in 1000 B.C. A primitive breed, the Podengo hunts by sight, scent and sound.

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