Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Dog and want to know if a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is suitable for your household?

Use the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Portuguese Podengo Pequeno and more.

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Facts

  • Name: Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
  • Other Names: Podengo Portugues, Portuguese Warren Hound
  • Origin: Portugal
  • Breed Group: Hound (AKC:2012)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Dog Facts

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Information

The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, a primitive breed, is known for its small size, erect ears, wedge shaped head, and two coat types, smooth and wire. It hunts by sight, scent and hearing, and is related to the Pharaoh Hound, Ibizan Hound, Cirneco dell'Etna and Basenji. The smooth coat is short and very dense, while the wire coat (rough) is long and harsh, with a bearded muzzle. Preferred coat color is yellow or fawn, with or without white markings.

Pequenos earned their rep as tough, tireless hunting buddies of farmers and country squires, but they are also cherished as pets by Portuguese city dwellers. Their compact body, trainability, and agreeable personality make them ideal town dogs. Smart and versatile, Pequenos are athletes who can master any number of dog sports. They’re excellent watchdogs and take to the job naturally. Pequenos are a robustly healthy, long-lived breed and are said to be quick learners.

What to do if you lose your Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

If your Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Telephone the nearby vets to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Call the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

If you find a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet who normally scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.