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Welcome to the Portuguese Podengo Club of America, the first and largest organization of Podengo owners in the United States - great dogs, great people! See more of these smooth coat puppies at Star Mountain Kennel on our links page and explore wire coat puppy links too.
Potter - The Dog on Fire!
Houla's Potter is a great representative of the PPPCA. He is the FIRST Wire hair Portuguese Podengo Pequeno ever to get a group placement on the very first weekend the Podengo Pequeno was accepted into the AKC Hound Group by getting a Group 2 at the Nolan River KC show on January 5, 2013. Thank you Judge Nathaniel Horn and handler David Williams.
Potter has gone on this year to win more than 3,000 points for Hound dogs defeated in Group as he burns his winning streak across the USA. What a Champion! Potter was sired by UKC Ch. Gruhmel of Great Promise and UKC Ch. Houla's Glory Days.
The Portuguese Podengo Club of America was incorporated in 2003 in Newport, Rhode Island, and is the first and largest organization of Podengo Pequeno owners in the United States. In 2010, the American Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Club merged with PPCA, 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.
The Podengo comes in three sizes - Pequeno (small), Medio (medium) and Grande (large) and two coat types - wire and smooth.
Height at the Withers Weight
22 to 28 inches in the Grande 44 to 66 lbs in the Grande
16 to 22 inches in the Medio 35 to 44 lbs in the Medio
8 to 12 inches in Pequeno 9 to 13 lbs in the Pequeno
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 Podengo to show in the USA, Chicharro de Viamonte, better known as "Manny". To see a photo gallery of Manny through the years, go to http://www.podengos.com/pequenos/americasfirstpoden/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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