Podencos are a type of dog, normally used for hunting, of ancient origins. Today there are many breeds of podencos throughout the Mediterranean. These dogs have many things to tell us; know the more interesting curiosities and the varieties of breeds of podencos that exist:
-It is unknown why, but usually not affected this sickness. Genetically can be carriers, but usually do not suffer from it and they do not show any symptoms. Recommend not be vaccinated for this disease.
-If they change their owner, it will not be the same, since they are very faithful.
-They must be very used to knowing how to come back with us because a noise can scare them and instinctively they start running.
-Specifically in the race Tesem, and that were spread by the Phoenicians along the Mediterranean coasts.
Its appearance is reminiscent of a jackal or the image of the Egyptian god Anubis.
Anubis, god of death of ancient Egypt
-They are cheerful, noble, brave, calm and peaceful. They are a little shy but only at the beginning, until they are confident. They are affectionate, intelligent, clean, very special and attentive to the elderly and children.
-It isone of the most effective hunting dogs when looking for prey.
▪Breeds recognized by the FCI
-Cirnecus of Etna
-Pharaoh hound (Pharaonic hound)
▪Breeds not recognized by the FCI
-Podenco Andaluz Maneto
-Kritikos Lagonikos or Podenco de Crete
-Ca coniller de Menorca
-Iron dwarf podencus
-Podenco of Lampedusa or Tunisia
-Podenco Valenciano or Xarnego Valenciano
1 year old Ibizan Hound
-Preferably get used to them from a young age. They can even live with cats.
Podenco breed "Cirneco del Etna"
-Due to the end of the hunting season, excessive offspring, discards, for not meeting the hunter's expectations ...etc.