Hanna the Podengo

I have not posted in a while about Hanna the Portuguese Podengo Grande Smooth that lives in my house with the basenjis. I a couple of weeks - Buster (a male PPGS) will be joining us in the states.

Here are a couple of shots taken by Laurie Erickson.

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Very cute. I love the Podengo, they are such a sweet dog. I have a couple friends in France who own the Medio sized ones. I have never seen a Grande in person. I have thought about them as a third dog in a couple years if I don't get another B or an Ibizan Hound. πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing the photos.

Steph and Avery in WA also have some Medio's - seems like lots of folks w/ basenjis and Beezers seeme to also like this breed.

Expect to have puppies next summer - maybe.

@dmcarty:

Steph and Avery in WA also have some Medio's - seems like lots of folks w/ basenjis and Beezers seeme to also like this breed.

Expect to have puppies next summer - maybe.

Yes… spoken like a "true" breeder.... "maybe"................. πŸ˜ƒ

@dmcarty:

Steph and Avery in WA also have some Medio's - seems like lots of folks w/ basenjis and Beezers seeme to also like this breed.

Expect to have puppies next summer - maybe.

How are they to live with? Like Basenjis? Do they bark a lot? What do you like, what don't you like?

Well what is just hysterical is when the B's start howling and she want's to join in - she is deficient in that area but gives it a good shot.

Lots of similar B traits - play taunt is front down bottom up. She is FAST - really really fast. Seems more trainable - taught her to sit in about 5 min. Eager to please - SHE seems to like to be near you. You need a really good sense of humor.

SHE loves everyone human, animal, dog - That said you will note I have put SHE in all caps - since my experience is with one and most of the animals live in packs and aren't family pets - I think the jury is out.

Steph and Avery in the PNW have 3 Wire Mediums now - it's funny I did a judges ed with 2 of them in June and talked about them being reserved, aloof and wary of strangers - and they just wagged wiggled and loved up everyone.

When Hanna barks - it is piercing - she doesn't bark often - mostly for attention. I understand the small (Pequeno) does bark a lot. I think the hardest thing to get used to is with a basenji - you will sometimes get A Bark - it's the sustained that is startling.

There is info posted at these websites if you are interested in seeing more -

www.podengo-pequeno.com and www.podengo-mediogrande.com

For those who missed the whole why I'm doing this breed anway - I did post on my MIJOKR Basenjis page the why - I am spearheading a recovery and save the breed project for this specific size. As you might expect - I'm in it way deeper than I ever anticipated.

Dealing with breeders who just do things differently in the scope of communication and sharing information has been the most daunting task. Followed closely by the weak dollar - Anyone have a couple thousands of dollars to burn up - we will always take donations πŸ™‚

@dmcarty:

There is info posted at these websites if you are interested in seeing more -

www.podengo-pequeno.com and www.podengo-mediogrande.com

Those sites were really interesting thanks for posting them. I've been following this since you first had us guess what breed you were importing. Nice to follow the progress! πŸ™‚

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