Portuguese Podengo (Large)

Non-KC Pedigree, Large

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

The Portuguese Podengo is also known as the warren hound for its keen rabbit hunting but the Grande traditionally hunted deer and wild boar.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone looking for a tough, hardy and observant dog. They will also need a 6ft high fence.

Not the best for ...

Anyone put off by a hunting instinct. The Podengo Grande was bred to exhaust and hold down its prey until the hunter arrived.

Aliases

Podengo, Portugese Warren Hound

Cross between

None

Origin

Portugal

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

variable (smooth, spikey)

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

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