|Houla's Potter Does it All!|
March 2 & 3, Wichita Falls, Texas
CONGRATULATIONS TO HOULA'S POTTER! The first weekend in March found Portuguese Podengo Pequenos competing at Faith City shows in Wichita, Texas. Houla's Potter (pictured above) attained his Champion title and won the Group 3 placement on Saturday and Group 1 on Sunday! Houla's Potter was bred by PPPCA member Carol Houlihan (pictured far right) and handled by David Williams (center). We are all very happy and proud of Carol and Potter. Great work!
WELCOME TO THE PORTUGUESE PODENGO PEQUENO CLUB OF AMERICA, HOME OF THE HAPPIEST, HEALTHIEST LITTLE PODENGOS IN THE USA AND SOME OF THE CUTEST PUPPIES IN THE WORLD!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Make a point to mark your calendar for the 2013 PPPCA Specialty in Kalamazoo, MI on June 12, 2013. We were invited to join in on the fun for the UKC's Premier Event that is happening all that week, June 12-16, 2013. The Premier is held over the weekend but the UKC has so many specialties that they've had a special day for the breeds as a separate event for a couple of years now. Podengo Pequenos will be shown on Wednesday the 12th. Lots of Podengos will be there, both the wire and the smooth coat varieties. We hope that our involvement is a big success and look forward to seeing many club members and their dogs there. Info on catalog, registration, hotels and club events is available above under the "Shows" drop-down menu.
Welcome to the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Club of America, incorporated in 2003 and the first and largest organization of Podengo Pequeno owners in the United States. In 2010, the American Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Club merged with us, bringing even more expertise and lots of friendly folks and great dogs. Together we are dedicated to preserving and protecting this ancient hound whose origins date back thousands of years.
Coming to the Iberian Peninsula with the Phoenicians from the area of Asia Minor more than 2,000 years ago, Podengo Pequenos can be seen on the bas relief of 11th century churches in Portugal and first appear in literature in the 14th century. These small Podengos traveled around the world on the caravels of Portuguese explorers, keeping the ship's food stores free of rodents and protecting the sailors from vermin-born disease. In 2001, PPPCA's founders, Marilyn Piurek & Kip Bergstrom, brought the first Podengos to show in the USA.
The Podengo Pequeno averages 9-13 lbs, stands 8' -12' tall, and comes in two coat types - smooth and wire. It has an average life expectancy of 17 years, though some have lived even longer. A hound that is known as one of the best rabbit hunters in the world, it is also a fine companion, excels in the sports of hunting, lure coursing, flyball and agility, is a great little service dog, and is happiest in an active home.
The Podengo Pequeno is accepted in all international registries and is registered in the USA with UKC, AKC, FCPR, ARBA, and rare breed organizations. It participates in the Primitive Class in Europe, US Rare breed organizations and the UKC and in the Hound Group in AKC.
PUPPIES! SEE NEW PUPS, SMOOTH AND WIRE, POSTED ABOVE AT PUPPIES!!
Looking for a puppy? Start at our Puppies section and follow the links. PPPCA members are known for their healthy, well-socialized puppies and work together to breed happy, beautiful smooth and wire coat Podengo Pequenos. PPPCA has a registered breeders program and lists all Member Breeders at http://www.podengos.com/links/memberbreederlinks/. Also visit our links page to see the websites of all of our member-breeders.
All PPPCA Member Breeders in our registered breeders program have agreed to the PPPCA Code of Ethics (http://www.podengos.com/pppca/ppcacodeofethics/) which are important safeguards for you and your potential new PPP puppy!
Make sure the breeder you work with is a bona fide member of the PPPCA. Browse these pages to learn more about the breed and the PPPCA. If you have questions or would like more information, contact us at email@example.com
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