Earlier this year we adopted a dog from a local shelter. The guys from the shelter said it was a terrier mix of some sort. Later in spring we met several "older" people while driving around inland Portugal and they all said it was a Podengo, because they used them as well (years back) for herding their sheep or hunting. Teddy should be around one year old now.
Teddy is white and has rather long hair with no undercoat and many many black spots on his skin. Training him is rather a challenge. He is a great guy, but has its own head if it comes to follow our commands. He is roaming around quite a bit in nature but is always coming back to check on us. If the two of us are apart he is trying to "herd" us together again. He is not into hunting really, rather than scanning (sniffing, looking, listening) his surroundings all the time. On the boat and in places we go often (beach for example) he is protecting us from others. He usually runs up to single men, barking at them and circling them... but never with an aggressive attitude. Other than that he is the loveliest companion you can think of. He is swimming lot, loves his boat and is very happy when we are all sitting at the table or in the cockpit.... times when he can relax.
Since everyone seems to tell us different stories about what breed or mix he would be, I am turning to you guys. What do you think... is Teddy a Podengo?
All the best, Kosta.
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