Portuguese Podengo Medio


The Portuguese Podengo Médio is the medium-sized version of this breed, compared to the Podengo Pequeno (small) and Podengo Grande (large).
Hardy, lively and smart, their origins date back thousands of years to Asia Minor, before they were brought to the Iberian Peninsula by the Phoenicians.
They were soon found all over the place in northern Portugal, once people realized just how good at hunting they could be. (The Médio was used to mainly hunt vermin and rabbits.)
Their keen senses even led to them hunting rats on the ships of many early explorers, including Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Magellan. Today, they still make great companions on life’s journey.

Breed Insights

This hardy and extremely lively breed requires a lot of exercise and room to run in a secure, fenced area due to their chase instinct.
They are independent thinkers that are naturally inclined to many dog sports including agility, obedience and rally.
They enjoy the company of other dogs and humans alike making them excellent companions and natural pack dogs.
Portuguese Podengo Médios make good guard dogs as they readily bark when a stranger approaches their home.

Height: 16.10 - 22.00 in

Show Weight: 33.10 - 44.10 lb

Pet Weight: 16.10 - 22.00 lb