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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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    KAMAB

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    Looking into the breed

    Post  KAMAB on Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:28 pm

    I have been interested in get a podengo grande for almost a year. I have several questions. One of my more important questions how high is the hunt drive?

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    hunt drive

    Post  Admin on Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:40 pm

    Well if there is a dumb bunny that decides to hide in my bushes inside the dog yard - they many time will be found and flushed - I find that my big podengos more chase and corner - or grab and run around with it in their mouth. My basenjis however will go in for an instant kill.
    tell me what you are looking for or concerned about and I can try to tell you - within the scope of what I have at my house - if they are like that or not.

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    Re: Looking into the breed

    Post  KAMAB on Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:31 pm

    I currently have 3 cats and a dog that wieghs less than 25 pounds. Also a five year old cousin who comes around sometimes. also are they very aggrevise and/ or dominate?
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    Re: Looking into the breed

    Post  Admin on Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:10 pm

    I don't have cats but there are lots of children around my neighborhood and they seem quite fine with them. I think as with any breed - care of introducing and supervising animals and children will be important. There have been a few incidents of some wire medios who have not done well with small dogs - but then I have seen some that live together quite nicely.
    Mine appear to be sweet but this is the first Grande litter in the US so we will all be learning. The puppy's mom Hanna will chase bunnies but seems to be ok with dogs of a variety of sizes BUT I did socialize her with a variety of breeds as a puppy to encourage that. Just the general size difference between a 50 poiund dog and a 6 pound dog would be problematic. My podengos do play with my basenjis who are at about 20 lbs.

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    Post  KAMAB on Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:39 pm

    that was a major concern for me because i love all my babies equally and want to get another dog for my dog to be with, beside the cats. I was also wondering if they drool alot?and also if there with be any wirehaired grandes will be avaible next year? in the mean time how much does a wirehaired grande go for...

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    dmcarty

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    Re: Looking into the breed

    Post  dmcarty on Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:42 pm

    I am not sure about next year - but certainly the year after would be a distinct possibility. If you went to the podengo-mediogrande site - Parrigi hounds has only wires medio and some new grande female puppies from Portugal. Nekon Kennels has both medio and grande and both coats. Remember however that even though parents are grande - it is possible to get a medio size since you can have both sizes in the litter.
    Where do you live?

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    Re: Looking into the breed

    Post  KAMAB on Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:41 pm

    Im from Indiana but go to school in Kentucky, will there be other place to meet the breed
    in these close areas...

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    allison

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    looking into the breed

    Post  allison on Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:06 pm

    There are wire medios in lower michigan that you could possibly meet. That way you could get a feel for the breed even though they are not the size you are looking into.


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    dmcarty

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    Re: Looking into the breed

    Post  dmcarty on Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:11 pm

    The Podengo (which included the Medio and Grande size) live in Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, Arizona, 1 in Texas, and 1 in New Jersey. I sometimes visit friends in Indiana (Indianapolis area) but that's about as close as you can get to the bigger sizes.

    The person in Arizona is the one who has imported several Grande Wire females.

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