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In 2006 the Club started an ongoing Health Survey for the Portuguese Podengo breed. The reason we carry this out is to determine if any genetic health problems are affecting the Podengo.  If any  specific health issues start to emerge, we can quickly identify the pattern and hopefully correct it with the help of the Kennel Club’s Scientific Committee.

The Kennel Club also requires Registered Clubs to report back to them annually regarding the Health of the Breed, so without this Survey we would not be able to do so. It is important to send the forms back even if your dog is healthy, because this gives us the overall picture of the breeds health status.

The Survey is confidential, and is collected on a no blame no shame policy, to assist any breeder who may have bred a Podengo with certain health issues.

Being a relatively new breed to the UK it is early days and there is a possibility that there may be health issues. We all care about our beloved Podengos and this way by returning the Survey, we can hopefully safeguard them in the future from any health problems which may appear.

Betty Judge
Health Co-ordinator

Click here for results of the 2016 Health Survey

Click here for results of the 2015 Health Survey

Click here for the results of the previous 2009 Health Survey


Would all Podengo owners please note that the Portuguese Podengo Club of Great Britain is approved and registered with The Kennel Club to represent the Breed and also has the Kennel Club authorised Breed Health Co-ordinator.

It is vital that all Breed Heath data is held in one central place so that a full and accurate picture of all aspects of the Breed can be built up over time. It is therefore essential that you download and complete the Health Survey each year and supply the requested information direct to the approved Health Co-ordinator as indicated on the form.

Please note that if you have already supplied information to any other organisation, to date this has not been passed on and therefore may not be included in the overall picture of the Breed.

You can also email regarding health issues to: 

The Portuguese Podengo Club of GB
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'Fit For Function : Fit For Life'

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Health Questionnaire

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