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Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Portuguese Podengo Pequeno so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginPortugal
Group Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno have? The dog breed also known as...
Podengo Portugues, Portuguese Warren Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Portuguese Podengo Pequeno recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group
Is Portuguese Podengo Pequeno recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno weigh? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno weight:
9-13 pounds (4-6 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno average weight:
11 pounds (5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno height:
8-12 inches (20-31 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno average height:
10 inches (25.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno have? What does this canine coat look like?
SmoothWiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Portuguese Podengo Pequeno's coat?
FawnGrayRedChestnutGoldOrangeBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno and how often?
Effortless: The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Podengo Portugues? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno shedding level:
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveFriendlyLivelyCompanionableLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Portuguese Podengo Pequeno obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno sensitivity:
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Podengo Portugues need? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno social needs:
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs bark a lot? Why does my Portuguese Warren Hound bark?
Low to Average: The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Portuguese Podengo Pequeno good as a watchdog?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Podengo Portugues? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno do?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Portuguese Podengo Pequenos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Portuguese Podengo Pequeno roam?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Portuguese Podengo Pequeno have high prey drive?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Portuguese Podengo Pequeno good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno and children:
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Portuguese Podengo Pequeno good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Portuguese Podengo Pequenos good office dogs? Do Portuguese Podengo Pequenos make good office friendly dogs? Can Portuguese Podengo Pequenos be ofiice dogs?
Yes
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Podengo Portugues temperament with senior people? Are Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs good for elderly owners?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs get along with other pets? Are Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Portuguese Podengo Pequeno breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Portuguese Podengo Pequeno be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Portuguese Podengo Pequeno be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Portuguese Podengo Pequeno be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Portuguese Podengo Pequeno be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Portuguese Podengo Pequeno be a boat dog?
Not really
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Portuguese Podengo Pequeno be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs have health problems?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno breed hypoallergenic?
No
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno have?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Portuguese Podengo Pequeno dogs require per day?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Portuguese Podengo Pequeno risk for obesity:
Average. The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno drool?
The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Portuguese Podengo Pequeno puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Portuguese Podengo Pequeno: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Child Friendly: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Health Issues: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Cat Friendly: Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

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