Pixie the Portuguese Podengo

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  1. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Her name is Pixie and she is a Portuguese Podengo.
    They are great dogs, don't go around chewing the place up and hardly bark, and very clever, they learn things pretty quickly.
    They love kids and just about anyone else, and when I go walking her I get all the attention from the ladies! :lol: :lol:

    At 6 weeks old:
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    At 6 weeks old when we first went to see her:
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    At 8 weeks old, just after she arrived home for the first time:
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    At 8 weeks old:
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    12 weeks old:
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    12 weeks old:
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    She is nearly 8 months old now, I will post some recent photos soon. :)
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    I'm definately a cat person, but I've always liked small dogs (though still not as nice as cats :p) That's a really cute dog :)
     
  3. Themuleous

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    Always been a dog fan :) She looks a bit more lively and characterful than some of the other small/toy dog breeds.

    Sam
     
  4. ulster exile

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    She is a beautiful looking dog. Never seen (or heard of) the breed, but they are lovely indeed!
     
  5. LondonDragon

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    Some history regarding the breed, I would recommend to anyone that as kids and wants a small dog, these are even well suited for people in apartments. Mine is a Small Podengo, doesn't get too big, around the size of a Jack Russel with taller legs, looks like a little fox in the flesh.

     
  6. Themuleous

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    Interesting, I was thinking along the lines of a jack russel when I get a dog, certainly worth remembering.

    Sam
     
  7. Garuf

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    I've a jack russle and I have to say they're the best dogs, so characterful and just so amusing, rough collies are lovely too but mine was so simple.
     
  8. ulster exile

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    Thank you for the info on the breed London Dragon :) I must admit that when you originally posted this, I immediately googled myself, emailed the link to my oh and then we had a lengthy conversation about it on the phone (at work :oops: ). Definitely one we may consider when time comes for another dog - hubby has a JRT and I have a lab/lurcher type dog.

    JRT's are unbelievably loyal dogs ("our" JRT is unfortunately only loyal to my oh) and incredibly stubborn but smart ime - if not trained or treated well from the start there can be problems as we found out, as ours is a rescue dog.
     
  9. LondonDragon

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    When we decided to get a dog we did a lot of research, we want a small dog that we could easilly take on our travels to Portugal, larger dogs can become a nightmare when travelling.
    At first I did think about a Jack Russel but after reading about the breed we decided that it wasn't really the dog for us, even though we don't have any kids yet its temperaments are not great.

    This an interesting reply I seen about JRT:
    After speak to a friend that as one we decided not to go down the JRT path and decided to look for something else, we found the Podengo breed at Discovering Dogs in London, they were so amazing that we just had to get one. Sometimes due to work we have to leave it alone for more that 4 hours at a time and a JR would just destroy the place lol Pixie sleeps most of the time, I have a webcam on her bed so I can keep an eye during the day haha ;)

    Podengo Temperaments:
    So far we are very happy with it and would recommend to anyone that wants one and someone that as kids they will love them and play with them all day long.
    Yesterday we took Pixie to the park and for the first time we let her off the leash, the girlfriend was about to have an heart attack LOL but I went for it anyway hehe all I can say is AMAZING!!!! stayed close to us all the time, when drifted off a little to play with a kid, or chase a ball or go after another dog, we just called her and she came back. Two an a half hours like this and made her "parents" very happy ;)

    If anyone is interested in the breeder information and to know more about how we got her, just let me know.

    Paulo
     
  10. LondonDragon

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    Some photos of Pixie taken today after a long walk in the park, she was sleeping in the sofa and I was taking some shots of the tank so decided to bother her a little bit ;)

    Can't you see I am trying to sleep???
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    My little nose!
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    Ok I pose for a couple!!
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    Now bugger off and let me sleep!
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  11. LondonDragon

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    Just an update about Pixie hehe she has grown pretty fast and learns very quick everything :)

    Here is a try at panning:
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    She loves the tall grass:
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    On her first birthday:
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    Hunting the squirrels:
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    Thanks for looking :)
     
  12. aaronnorth

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    the 1st is cool, what settings did you use for that?
     
  13. JamesM

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    Shes well cute, great shots mate :D
     
  14. LondonDragon

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    Camera Make: KONICA MINOLTA
    Camera Model: DYNAX 5D
    Image Date: 2008:05:10 12:21:30
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 60.0mm
    Exposure Time: 0.025 s (1/40)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO equiv: 100
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)


    Thanks James :)
     

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