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.
Also Known As: Podengo Portugues, Portuguese Warren Hound
Category: Companion Dog
No special exercise requirements.
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.
Comes in a wirehaired and smooth coat version. The breed is accepted as AKC Foundation Stock.