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Brazilian Terrier vs Portuguese Podengo Pequeno vs Whippet – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Brazilian Terrier vs Portuguese Podengo Pequeno vs Whippet" Compare Brazilian Terrier and Portuguese Podengo Pequeno. Which is better: Brazilian Terrier or Portuguese Podengo Pequeno or Whippet?
Name Brazilian Terrier Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Whippet
OriginsBrazil Portugal England
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank49015961
Reviews101
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Other Names Fox Paulistinha, Terrier Brasileiro Podengo Portugues, Portuguese Warren Hound English Whippet, Snap Dog
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2013 as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sighthounds group, in the Short-haired Sighthounds section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $500-$700 $800-$1000 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Brazilian Terrier vs Portuguese Podengo Pequeno vs Whippet

Size Small Small Medium
Weight 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg) 9-13 pounds (4-6 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg)
Avg. Weight 17.5 pounds (8 kg) 11 pounds (5 kg) 25 - 45 pounds (11 - 21 kg)
Height 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 8-12 inches (20-31 cm) Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm)
Avg. Height 15 inches (38.5 cm) 10 inches (25.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Brazilian Terrier vs Portuguese Podengo Pequeno vs Whippet

Coat Smooth Smooth Wiry Fine Short Close in texture
Colors White Tricolor Blue Black Fawn Gray Red Chestnut Gold Orange Black Cream Red Blue Fawn White Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Brazilian Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Whippet requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Brazilian Terriers are low shedders.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos shed moderately.
Whippets are low shedders.

Characteristics - Brazilian Terrier vs Portuguese Podengo Pequeno vs Whippet

Temperament Active Friendly Keen Alert Gentle Restless Active Friendly Lively Companionable Loyal Affectionate Gentle Lively Friendly Intelligent Quiet Outright Adaptable Companionable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Brazilian Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Whippet's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Brazilian Terriers are quite easy to train.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are quite easy to train.
Whippets are easy to train.
Playfulness
Brazilian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Whippets, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Brazilian Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Whippets don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Brazilian Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are highly affectionate dogs.
Whippets are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Brazilian Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos need for social interaction is average.
Whippets need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Brazilian Terrier barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno rarely barks.
Low: The Whippet barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Brazilian Terriers are average watchdogs.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are average watchdogs.
Whippets are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Brazilian Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are average defenders.
Whippets can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Brazilian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Brazilian Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Whippets have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Brazilian Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Wanderlust potential of the Whippet is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Brazilian Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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.
Whippets have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Brazilian Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Whippets are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Brazilian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Whippets adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Brazilian Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Brazilian Terrier vs Portuguese Podengo Pequeno vs Whippet

Stranger Friendly
Brazilian Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are average friendly towards strangers.
Whippets are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Brazilian Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are kid-friendly dogs.
Whippets are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Brazilian Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Whippets are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Brazilian Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are dog-friendly dogs.
Whippets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Brazilian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Whippet is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Brazilian Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Whippets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Brazilian Terriers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Whippets do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Brazilian Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Whippets are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Brazilian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Whippet breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Brazilian Terrier vs Portuguese Podengo Pequeno vs Whippet

Health Issues
The Brazilian Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Whippet is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Dental Problems Ear Infections Eye Infections Liver Issues Skin Allergies No set Addison's Disease Arthritis Deafness Drug Sensitivity Heart Murmurs Heart Problems Hypothyroidism Kidney Issues Vaccination Sensitivity Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Brazilian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are high energy dogs.
Whippets are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Brazilian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos have an average exercise need.
Whippets have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Brazilian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos don't need too much sleep.
Whippets don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Low.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Medium
The Brazilian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Whippet has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Brazilian Terrier is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Whippet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Brazilian Terrier vs Portuguese Podengo Pequeno vs Whippet

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-7 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies

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