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    Brief Description: 

    The Portuguese Podengo is an ancient multi-sensory hound breed of dog from Portugal. As a breed, the Podengo is divided into three size categories that are not interbred: small, medium and large.


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 
    Other Names for Breed: 

    podengo portugues, cerdoso/grande
    podengo portugues, cerdoso/médio6podengo.png
    podengo portugues, cerdoso/pequeno
    podengo portugues, liso/grande
    podengo portugues, liso/médio
    podengo portugues, liso/pequeno
    Portuguese Podengo, (Warren Hound) wire-haired/large
    Portuguese Podengo, (Warren Hound) wire-haired/medium-sized
    Portuguese Podengo, (Warren Hound) wire-haired/miniature
    Portuguese Podengo, (Warren Hound) smooth-haired/large
    Portuguese Podengo, (Warren Hound)smooth-haired/medium-sized
    Portuguese Podengo, (Warren Hound) smooth-haired/miniature
    Portuguese Podengo- Warren hound, Long- and wire-haired, Large
    Portuguese Podengo-Warren hound, Long- and wire-haired, Medium-sized
    Portuguese Podengo-Warren hound, Long- and Wire-haired, Small
    Portuguese Podengo-Warren hound, Smooth- and short-haired, Large
    Portuguese Podengo-Warren hound, Smooth- and short-haired, Medium-sized
    Portuguese Podengo-Warren hound, Smooth- and short-haired, Small
    podengo portugues grande
    podengo portugues medio
    podengo portugues, liso/pequeno
    Chien de garenne portugais - Podengo portugais, poil dur/grand
    Chien de garenne portugais - Podengo portugais, poil dur/moyen
    Chien de garenne portugais - Podengo portugais, poil dur/petit
    Chien de garenne portugais - Podengo portugais, poil lisse/grand
    Chien de garenne portugais - Podengo portugais, poil lisse/moyen
    Chien de garenne portugais - Podengo portugais, poil lisse/petit
    Podengo portugués, pelo áspero, grande
    Podengo portugués, pelo áspero, mediano
    Podengo portugués, pelo áspero, pequeño
    Podengo portugués, pelo liso, grande
    Podengo portugués, pelo liso, mediano
    Podengo portugués, pelo liso, pequeño
    Portugiesischer Podengo, rauhaarig/gross
    Portugiesischer Podengo, rauhaarig/mittelgross
    Portugiesischer Podengo, rauhaarig/klein
    Portugiesischer Podengo, glatthaarig/gross
    Portugiesischer Podengo, glatthaarig/mittelgross
    Portugiesischer Podengo, glatthaarig/klein

    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 

    Country of origin: Portugal

    Parent Breed Club: Club do Podengo Português


    Health and Well-Being: 

    Some sources of health information include:

    1. National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
    2. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    3. Research articles
    4. Breed club surveys

    Breed Standards: 

    There are numerous breed standards. The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed. Three of the major international standards are:

    The American Kennel Club - Grande and Medio

    The American Kennel Club - Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

    The Kennel Club, UK

    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) 

    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

    1. Swedish Insurance Data

    • Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.


    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents: 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:

    1. The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
    2. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
    3. Finland


    Health Surveys

    UK: KC: The Portuguese Podengo Club of GB: Links to the 2015 and 2009 Health Surveys

    Dogs represented in this survey include:
      USA   58  (64.4%)
      SWEDEN   14  (15.6%)
      FINLAND   9  (10%)
      UK   5  (5.6%)
      OTHER   1  (1.1%)



    Breed-Specific DNA Tests:

    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.


    Sweden: Svenska Podengo Português Klubben

    UK: KC The Portuguese Podengo Club of Great Britain

    US: American Portuguese Podengo Medio Grande Club

    US: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos


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