Showsight Presents The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

PODENGO DAYS by MARGARET BOISTURE

M y husband and I were lucky enough to attend two great events in Por- tugal relating to the Podengo breed. The first was a hunting demonstration in Evora. The event invi- tation was as follows: “Hunting Demonstration with Portu- guese Podengo Packs! Meeting with the Portuguese Breed- ers of the group Rota do Podengo Português on a real hunting field to

observe the best Portuguese Podengo packs, from different sizes and variet- ies, hunting during the morning, fol- lowed by a traditional barbecue on the countryside. After lunch we will have discussions about the breed in several items and the possibility of interaction and exchange of experience with all the Portuguese breeders present. A great opportunity to learn more about the breed, to get to know many

of the Portuguese Podengos in Por- tugal and the top hunting/breed- ers, and to spend a great day in a beautiful landscape, with great peo- ple, great food and great wine!” A quick blurb about the “Podengo”: The Portuguese Podengo in Portugal is three sizes, the Pequeno (fully AKC recognized), the Medio and the Grande. The Portuguese Podengo also comes in two coats, smooth and wire. In the FCI, the Portguese Podengo is shown as six

“THE PORTUGUESE PODENGO IN PORTUGAL IS THREE SIZES, THE PEQUENO (FULLY AKC RECOGNIZED), THE MEDIO AND THE GRANDE.”

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