Portuguese Warren Hound

Other name: Portuguese Podengo

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Life expectancy

The Portuguese Warren Hound has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 16 and 21 in
Male Between 16 and 21 in

Adult weight

Female Between 35 and 44 lb
Male Between 35 and 44 lb
Coat colour
White Red
Type of coat
Short Long
Eye colour
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More details about the Portuguese Warren Hound

Portuguese Warren Hound: Origins and history

These are very ancient dogs but little information exists regarding their origins: however they are probably Egyptian like the other Podengos. This dog has never been very well known outside of their country of origin and even in Portugal the number of dogs is unfortunately in constant decline.

FCI classification of the Portuguese Warren Hound

  • Group 5 - Spitz and primitive types

  • Section 7 : Primitive type - Hunting Dogs

Portuguese Warren Hound: Varieties

  • Small Podengo
  • Medium Podengo
  • Large Podengo
  • Smooth coated Portuguese Warren Hound
  • Wire coated Portuguese Warren Hound

Training a Portuguese Warren Hound

Due to the fact that this dog can sometimes prove to be disobedient, their education must begin as of the puppy’s arrival in the home, in order to avoid taking up bad habits.

Portuguese Warren Hound: Purchase price

The price of a Portuguese Warren hound varies depending on their origins, variety, age and gender. There is no reliable information that outlines the cost of acquisition for a puppy registered with the KC, particularly due to the breed’s very weak representation, especially in their home country.
The average budget needed to support the needs of a dog of this size, varies of course with size. One would have to spend around £20 a month for the smaller size, £30 for the medium size and £40 for the largest.

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