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Portuguese Podengo

Size: Comes in 3 sizes: Small (Pequeno); Medium (Medio) and Large (Grande).

Weight: small: 8 - 14lbs; medium: 35 - 45lbs; large: 44 - 66lbs

Height: small:8" - 12"; medium: 16" - 22"; large: 22" - 28"

Life Span: 10 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Portugal

Also Known As: Podengo Portugues, Portuguese Warren Hound

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


Each size has a different temperament, but all are good hunters that enjoy working in packs. Portuguese Podengos make affectionate, somewhat mischievous, family dogs. The breed is rarely seen outside of its native country. These dogs tend to be intelligent, enthusiastic, and easy to train. The breed enjoys digging and will need a secure fence.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.

Pet Facts

Comes in a wirehaired and smooth coat version. The breed is accepted as AKC Foundation Stock.

Dog Food for Your Portuguese Podengo

Puppy select formula dog food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

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