The following are some of our favorite links to the small Podengo. The best information available is on the website of the Portuguese Podengo Club of America/PPCA (www.podengos.com). Founded in 2003, this is the biggest and most popular club of Podengo owners in the United States
The USA now produces many more puppies than imports. So we are on our way! Just make sure you work with a good breeder, this is essential. PPCA breeders are the best - certified and qualified! High volume breeders from clubs that sound like ours can be problematic, so buyer beware!
This section lists Podengo Pequeno breeders in the United States, where the best breeding programs are connected to the Portuguese Podengo Club of America (www.podengos.com), which has a good code of ethics meant to protect the Podengo from unscrupulous breeders and practices.
To be listed as a Podengo breeder, means that breeders register all of their breeding stock with the AKC or/and UKC, registers their DNA with AKC, microchips or tattoos them for permanent identification, checks various health indicators and provides other reasonable means to ensure that the Podengos are healthy and are going to the best homes. Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Portugal and European Imports
Some of the Podengos shipped from Portugal do not have full pedigrees, which means they may not be pure Podengos. Some breeders are selling dogs off the internet with false claims. So if you are getting a Podengo from abroad, make sure you are getting a bona fide Podengo. Also make sure that the Podengo has a health certificate and has been checked for luxating patellas.
It is very costly to purchase and ship a dog from Portugal. And the great thing about buying a Podengo in the USA is you can often get to see the puppy and talk extensively with the breeder!
Most imports cost more than home grown Podengos. We list those breeders of the Portuguese Podengo who have websites and who have so graciously offered their time and talents in helping us develop and protect the breed here in the United States. All USA breeders listed are members in good standing with the Portuguese Podengo Club of America. Some of our favorite breeders do not have their own websites yet, but when they do you can be sure their links will be here.
Before you Buy - A Word of Caution
|Porto Novo's Manny, America's first purebreed wire coat Portuguese Podengo Pequeno|
Before you purchase a Portuguese Podengo, make sure that you have a full three-generation pedigree for the dog. This is the documentation required to register your Podengo with UKC, AKC, ARBA and other canine organizations.
In Portugal there is complex and lengthy process that allows for RI/incomplete registration dogs to participate in dog events until all conditions for registration are met. This process is native to Portugal and cannot be translated to other countries.
The best way to be an informed buyer is to join the PPCA. You can download the membership form at www.podengos.com. This not only gives the potential Podengo owner access to significant valuable information, but also shows the PPCA and Podengo aficionados that the individual is committed to the breed. All reputable breeders in the United States are members of the Portuguese Podengo Club of America and have signed the PPCA Breeder Code of Ethics. Make sure the United States breeder you contact is a member in good standing with PPCA. This may be verified by emailing email@example.com.
Also make sure that the Podengo breeder has signed the PPCA Breeder Code of Ethics. This code is consistent with good health requirements.
Portuguese Podengo Club of AmericaEverything you want to know about the Podengo and lots of pictures, also a place to join the PPCA online!
United Kennel Club
The United Kennel Club uses the FCI Breed Standard and recognizes all 3 sizes and two varieties of the Podengo. It has thousands of shows around the country, often with events well suited to the breed.
|Ike (Icaro do Vale Negro) is a UKC Champion!|
Little Ike was the first wire coat Podengo to show at UKC and won Best of Breed on his first try.
|Our Bucky wins Best Jr. Puppy in ICKC Show!|
American Kennel Club
The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is in AKC, which recognized the breed on January 1, 2013.
|Chicharro de Viamonte, first Portuguese Podengo recorded at AKC|
American Rare Breed Association
The very first Podengos to exhibit were at ARBA shows, an organization long dedicated to rare breeds.
|Our Caia (Sericaia do Vale Negro) becomes the first Podengo in America to win Best in Show!|
Porto Novo Podengos LLC
Porto Novo works closely with several USA breeders who have similar views and practices to ours.
|Porto Novo puppies Lali and Bella at six week old|
Not all breeders in Portugal have websites, but we have included our favorites that do.
Houlas PodengosDedicated to the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno and located near Dallas, Texas, this kennel has produced some of America's top champions!
P-P Paradise of Kentucky
P-P Paradise is located in Independence, Kentucky and breeds some of the finest Pequenos in the United States, both smooth coat and wire coat. P-P Paradise has top, diverse foundation stock And is a registered PPCA breeder.
|P-P Paradise has lots of children socializing their very friendly puppies!|
We love these Podengos!
Contact them at patriciaweber1@fuse,net
|Zara & Cacau love to play all day!|
Tumomak Kennels in Ashburnam, Massachusetts has prize Rhodesian Ridgebacks and precious Portuguese Podengos!
Utopia HillUtopia Hill, located in Covington, Kentucky, breeds the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno for the love of the breed and a focus on soundness of temperament, mind, and body in a home with three active children. Dogs are able to go from working to the conformation ring. Utopia Hill's breeding program does not allow breeding dogs any closer than 3 generations apart.
Plushcourt KennelsBetty Judge owns Plushcourt Kennels in Oxfordshire, England and has a fantastic range of bloodlines and truly fine Podengos. The winner of the 2006 Monografica was a wire coat Podengo Pequeno from Plushcourt.
Portuguese Podengo Club of Great BritainThis is one of the best Podengo organizations in the world!
Vale do Cutileiro Kennel of Portugal This kennel of Vasco Matias has had many fabulous champions over the years, starting with the famous stud dog Neco and recently with Strauss do Vale do Cutileiro. These small wire coat Podengos are known for their hunting prowess and sturdy good looks and character.
Vedras KennelJorge Humberto Nogueira's kennel in Torres Vedras, Portugal, has some of the top smooth coat Podengo Pequenos in the world. Jorge's outstanding stud dog, Elvis de Vedras, won the world Podengo show in Portugal in 2011. Our three smooth coats were sired by Elvis.
Vale do CrizThe Vale do Criz kennels of Luis Gorjao-Henriques in Parede breeds small smooth coat Podengo Pequenos and other hunting breeds. Vale do Criz Podengos have won Champion titles in Portugal, Spain, European, International and other countries.
Veiros The Veiros kennels of Henrique Tavares Passadinhas and his son Nuno Passadinhas in Cacem, Portugal, continue to produce fabulous show-winning wire coat Medios. Their exports to America were the first Podengos here and starred in a number of high-profile movies (Soccer Dog, Zeus and Roxanne etc.) and introduced the breed to the United States. Thank you!
Podengo Greeting CardsThe first greeting cards in the world to feature Portuguese Podengos!
Visit this site to see the new line of HeyMaliMali! greeting cards, some featuring Mali the fantastic little Podengo with the great big heart!
Great Collars & LeadsThe Twisted Cow is a small business that makes the perfect size collars and leashes for the small Podengo. They have an extensive fabric selection and various types of collars. Some very jaunty styles for a very jaunty breed!
Marilyn Piurek, Porto Novo Podengos LLC, Old Saybrook, CT & Newport, RI, USA • Phone: 860-395-0546