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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.