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Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, a small hunting dog native to southern Europe with a slim build, pointed ears, and either short and smooth or long, wiry fur. This breed is quick, sweet, and energetic, and it's the smallest of Portugals’ three Podengo breeds.

Podengos are one of Portugal’s most popular types of purebreds, and they can be found in three sizes—small, medium, and large—which are not interbred with each other. Portuguese Podengo Pequenos are little dogs with a long name. The breed looks similar in appearance to American dogs like the Jack Russell Terrier and Rat Terrier, though interestingly, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno isn’t a terrier at all. Other names for the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno include the Portuguese Warren Hound and the Portuguese Rabbit Dog. 

Other Information

Trusted information about the breed can be found at at these links. 


The OFA, working with the breed's parent club, recommends the following basic health screening tests for all breeding stock. Dogs meeting these basic health screening requirements will be issued Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) numbers.


PPPA is the official AKC Parent Club of the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno.  Dedicated to the preservation of this national breed of Portugal in the United States. 

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The AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health and training information for dogs.


United Kennel Club (UKC) is an international dog registry celebrating bonds, rewarding ability, and preserving the value of a pedigree.

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