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Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix


The Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Briard and the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno. Both of these dogs can be friendly but personalities differ, so you never know. The Briard is known for being intelligent, fearless, and loyal. All dogs need proper socialization and that will be a big factor in how they interact with others. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Briard or the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix.

While we really recommend that you acquire all animals through a rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix puppy. That is, if they have any Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix puppies for sale.

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Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Briard History

The fluffy Briard is another native of France. Historians report that Charlemagne, Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, and Lafayette all kept Briards at some point in their lives. The dog is thought to date from the 8th century. She survived the French Revolution and subsequent redistribution of land, living the exhausting yet peaceful life of a sheepdog. The Paris dog show of 1863 was her coming-out party, and there was much public interest in the Briard thereafter. It is believed that the Beauceron and the Barbet were bred in the 1800s to produce the Briard and standardize her appearance.

As shepherds, Briards were a fine choice for the farms of early France. They could work the field rounding up sheep during the day and guard the family by night.

The original (French) breed standard was written in 1897, and the first breed club was organized in 1909, only to disband after World War I broke out; as happened with many breeds, the Briard faced near-extinction after the war. France called on its Briards for military duties, and they answered, performing such tasks as helping to carry wounded soldiers, food, supplies and munitions. It is thought that the Briard’s eagerness to please made her work longer and harder than other canines. When the war ended, the number of Briards in the world had sharply dropped.

The French formed the breed club in 1923 and set about the business of restoring the breed. They rewrote the breed standard, and it has remained unchanged for all these years except for a minor modification in 1975. The Briard Club of America adopted this same standard in 1928.



Portuguese Podengo Pequeno History

The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, also known as the Podengo Portugues or the Portuguese Warren Hound. This is a rather small dog. It is also a rather old breed of dog, dating back as far as 600 B.C to the Romans and Phoenicians. Like most dog breeds its main purpose was to help the people hunt. They were best at flushing out rabbits and were used primarily for this purpose. They were also good at catching and killing vermin. In the 1600’s they were placed on American bound ships to help kill the rodents that had stowed away and to help preserve the food supply and keep the disease level to a minimum.


Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix Size and Weight

Briard
Height: 22 - 27 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 70 - 90 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 12 years

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
Height: 8 - 12 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 9 - 13 lb.
Lifespan: 12 - 14 years


Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix Personality

The Briard and the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno might be a little bit spunky. They can be an inquisitive little fella so keep on the lookout for that behavior! All dogs need attention and don't want to be left alone. That's why you have a pet, right? Plan on putting forth effort to socialize her as this will reap dividends in the long run. Please use always use positive reinforcement even though they can have a mind of their own. Enjoy being with your new mixed breed and love the relationship you will have with them.


Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. We obviously recommend that you look for a reputable animal rescue in your area to find your new mixed breed. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Briard mixed with the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno might be prone to joint dysplasia, PRA, night blindness, among others.

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.


Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix Care


What are the grooming requirements?

Even if you know the breed, sometimes it is hard to tell if it will be a heavy shedder or a light shedder. Either way, Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a high energy level. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.


Briard Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Mix Feeding

"A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible. A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

I good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background."



Briard Links

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