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 email@example.com
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 America
United Kennel Club
Little Ike was the first wire coat Podengo to show at UKC and won Best of Breed on his first try.
International Canine Kennel Club
ICKC is an all-breed organization with exceptional knowledge of rare breeds. It has terrific shows in a positive and educational atmosphere.
American Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
Porto Novo Podengos LLC
Not all breeders in Portugal have websites, but we have included our favorites that do.
P-P Paradise of Kentucky
We love these Podengos!
Contact them at patriciaweber1@fuse,net
Tumomak Kennels in Ashburnam, Massachusetts has prize Rhodesian Ridgebacks and precious Portuguese Podengos!
Portuguese Podengo Club of Great Britain
Vale do Cutileiro Kennel of Portugal
Vale do Criz
Podengo Greeting Cards
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 & Leads