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.
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.