Portuguese Podengo

Small Size

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

This rabbit hunter from Portugal is also known as the warren hound and comes in three sizes. Only the smallest is seen in the UK.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone looking for a playful and active dog to keep them on their toes and alert them to any possible danger.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who dislikes lots of barking. The Podengo is an excellent watchdog and likes the sound of it own voice.

Aliases

Podengo, Portugese Warren Hound

Cross between

None

Origin

Portugal

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.

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

HOW IT WORKS

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