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Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Weight
9-13 Lbs
Height
11-12 Inches
Lifespan
15-17 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

Overview

Weight
9-13 Lbs
Height
11-12 Inches
Lifespan
15-17 Years
Exercise
1 Hour Per Day

The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is usually a small dog, but can actually come in a variety of sizes. They also come in a variety of coat colors — usually short and smooth, or long and wiry. The smooth coat, however, is considered to be the original and the wiry coat has developed over the years. They’re usually a light brown color.

Each variety was developed to hunt, though they hunt different things depending on their size. Smaller dogs will hunt mice and rabbits, whereas the larger ones hunt deer and boar.

One of the best things about these dogs is their health. They can live until they’re seventeen years old or even older, as long as you keep up with preventative care and do your best to look after them. Feeding them a good diet will help with this too, as well as making sure they stay on flea and heartworm medication.

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno – A High Energy Dog

These dogs are very intelligent and can compete in agility. One thing to watch, however, is that they don’t tend to be super refined dogs. They’re very energetic and it can be a little difficult to live with them in the house. That’s not to say they aren’t trainable — only that they definitely take some extra care. You’ll need your patience with these dogs, though they can be very loyal and loving companions when brought up right.

Because they’re hunting dogs, you’ll have to take extra great care with a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno being around other, smaller animals. The issue with this is that their prey drive may cause them to give chase. Although it’s not impossible for them to live with cats if socialized well, it’s best avoided just due to what they were bred to do. You will simply love this dog breed.

Photos of Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Here are some Bernese mountain dog photos for you to get a good picture of the breed.
NAMES BY BREED

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Names

Female, Male, Inspired by size or by coat color

Paulo

Balthazar

Fawn

Warren

Bear

Wire

Duarte

Adriana

Cassie

Nara

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