This year's Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday the 14th of April, commencing promptly at 1030, and will be held online over Google Meet.
The AGM is open to all fully paid up members of the Portuguese Podengo Club of Great Britain.
If you know you wish to attend, please send an email to 'email@example.com' a link for the meeting will be sent to you a day or so prior to the meeting.
The link will also be published to the website at the same time. Please be aware, if you are not a fully paid up member of the club, you will not be admitted to the meeting.
Following on from the success of the 2023 Club Show, we are returning to glorious Bath for 2024 - once again the Club Show is being held in conjunction with Bath Championship Show, giving you the chance to enter two shows in one day.
The format will be largely the same as 2023, with a few minor tweaks following lessons learned. One major change, we now have Baby Puppy classes, so if you have a new Pod between four and six months old, bring them along - there is no doubt they will be the stars of the show!
Could there be a better way to spend Spring Bank Holiday weekend?
Show Date - Saturday the 25th of May
Postal entries by Saturday, 27 April 2024
Online entries by Sunday, 5 May 2024
The Club would like to thank our speaker, Jose Homem de Mello, for his extremely well received presentation at our Breed Appreciation Day on the evening of Tuesday the 24th of October. His depth of knowledge and passion for one of his native breeds was clear for all to see.
A total of 59 people attended the presentation (a record for a rare breed?) and 41 people successfully passed the exam, hopefully leading to an increase in the number of people qualified to Judge our wonderful breed.
Wednesday the 29th May 2024
Wedenesday the 17th July 2024
The Portuguese Podengo Club of Great Britain is built upon a foundation of love and respect for all dogs. We specifically promote and celebrate the Podengo, providing the pre-eminent knowledge base for all owners and those who are simply interested in our breed. Advice upon health and welfare related issues can also be accessed. The Club welcomes everyone to join us in, what we aim to be, a fun and inclusive environment.
The Portuguese Podengo is an ancient multi-sensory or three-sense hound. The breed traces its origins back to the ancestors of the modern day Pharaoh hound brought into the Mediterranean by Phoenician sailors as they traded around the ancient civilisations of northern Africa and southern Europe. Similar dogs can today be found in Spain, the Canary Islands and Malta.
The Podengo is divided into three size categories that are not interbred: small (Pequeno), medium (Médio) and large (Grande). Their coats are either short and 'smooth' or longer and 'wired'. The smooth coated variety is traditional, dating back to the 5th century, whereas the wire coated variety is an outcome of the assimilation of various other breeds during the 20th century. The Podengo has not been bred for the vagaries of human fashion and remains close to the original dog, therefore the breed is healthy and, as a rule, does not suffer from the inherited problems some more highly bred breeds are burdened by.
All Podengo types are hardy, intelligent and lively dogs, excelling at agility and making fine companions. Loyal and fearless, Podengos are also good house guards and are amenable to training by dog-experienced people and those that enjoy primitive (i.e. strong willed) dog behaviour.
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