Rare Dog Breed: Portuguese Wirehaired Podengo Medio
Information at a glance:
|Country of Origin:
||5-44 lb./16 - 20 kg.
||FCI, CPC, CAC ARBA
|| Spitz and primitive type
This breed is mainly encountered in the north of Portugal. It is not represented in the US at this time
(although there were known to be a few in LA about ten years ago which were featured in several family-rated movies). According to their natural disposition, these dogs are used for hunting rabbits, singly or in a pack. They are also appreciated as good watch dogs. The coat requires little grooming or stripping, just a tidying up. Most PWPMs are reddish in color- from deep red to lighter red with or without white markings. It also occurs in other colors that are rarely seen.
Similiar Breeds: Ibizan Hound (wirehaired), Irish Wolfhound (though much smaller!).
Other Activities: Agility, Obedience, Flyball, Lure Coursing, Tracking, Herding
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