When buying a podengo
The podengo is a lovely breed and it is a good idea to read about it before bying the breed.
How is the breed, what should be considered before buying a puppy?
They are individuals just like us humans, and it can differ a lot between them. What one can think of is that the breed is a primitive type with a lot of energy, and it appreciates an active life with its owner. The podengo is originally a hunting dog and one should also be aware of its hunting instinct, which of course can be of varying degrees among the individuals. Podengon wants to keep track of his surroundings and is happy to warn his owner if he sees / hears something that should be noticed.
The podengo is a faithful companion. They are happy, very easy to learn and successful in activities that give them an outlet for their energy. And of course a wonderful and fun companion dog.
How about the breed’s health?
The podengo is basically a very healthy and long-lived breed. It is robustly built and bred to be able to be out in rough terrain for a whole day.
However, there are some cases of Luxation Patella (knee joint failure), Legg Perthes (hip joint disease) and PRA (eye disease). The last mentioned is available in some variants but you can now test the dogs DNA for two of the variants to ensure that the puppies are not born with these diseases.
You can read more about health of the podengo under the tab Health at Americas webpage for the Pequeno.
One tip is to contact, and perhaps even meet, the person (s) who are breeding just the kind you are interested in.
Do not be afraid to ask if the kennel is connected to the breed club, but above all to the national breeders club in your own country, and follow their rules, recommendations and strategies. Or ask questions about the dog’s health, which health tests the kennel does and so on, it is a security for you as a puppy buyer.
Great joy with a new little family member!