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Podengo Central

A place for Podengo owners and fanciers to share information and research the breed in a topical manner. Supported by the APPMGC & APPPC


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    james ensor

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    Re: One picture worth a thousand words

    Post  james ensor on Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:08 am

    Maria who is a pure Podengo Medio from the Cape Verde islands is perhaps the most athletic of all the dogs that we have ever met. She is an out and out huntress and when she chases her prey - in London this is normally the North American grey squirrel, she reaches 25mph. She accelerates like a Porsche. When on a leash she can yank your arm near out of its socket, as she takes off in pursuit.

    When the squirrel inevitably runs up a tree, she will jump close to the trunk to the height of my raised arm. I estimate this at over 7 feet.

    Bianca, a white Podengo Medio mix, can jump more than her own height from a standing start. This has sometimes surprised birds who have not met jumpers like her or the Springer Spaniel before.

    But neither Bianca nor Maria have quite brando`s love of walls.
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    james ensor

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    Re: One picture worth a thousand words

    Post  james ensor on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:04 am

    The Podengo crosses that we find in the Cape Verdes share this ancestral desire to climb as high as they can. brando who looks like a Labrador puppy but behaves like a Podengo, will leap onto any rock and always runs along narrow walls. Sometimes he gets stuck like a cat at the end of the wall and has to be rescued.

    Jet a much more Podengo lookalike who has a fine, smooth black coat, whith white wasitcoat, tail tip and socks (see Avatar) will jump five foot onto a narrow window sill and perch there like a cat.

    The Podengo strain brought to the islands by Portuguese sailors to keep down the rats on their ships seems to have won out in the tough survival over other introduced strains such as the Labrador brought by Portugues fishermen from the ports near the Grand Banks.

    It says much for this species that it still exists after the bi-annual poisoning of all loose dogs that take place in the islands.
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    Brokenhalterfarm

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    Re: One picture worth a thousand words

    Post  Brokenhalterfarm on Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:25 am

    Thats to funny.

    I know my guy enjoys getting as high up as he can.
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    One picture worth a thousand words

    Post  Admin on Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:06 am

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    Mokey likes the view from the TOP of the 6 foot tall kennel!

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