Incredibly active, joyful, and loving, the Podengo is among the oldest of breeds—they share a common past and many features with the Pharaoh Hound and the Cirneco. While they still possess a strong hunting urge, their pack sensibility makes them ideal family pets. They get along well with other animals, too, but early, consistent training is a must to curb their inclination to give chase.
1. Portuguese Podengos 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Portuguese Podengo Temperament and Training
3. Portuguese Podengo Diet and Feeding
Portuguese Podengo Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Portuguese Podengo Weight
Portuguese Podengos generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Portuguese Podengos. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Portuguese Podengo with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.