Leah, the larger of our two Chihuahua mixes, is also part Portuguese Podengo Pequeno. Here's what VetStreet has to say about them.
The lively Podengo is an alert and intelligent dog whose watchful nature helps ensure that you will always know what’s going on around your home, both inside and out.Here's what the AKC has to say.
Bred originally for rabbit hunting, the energetic Portuguese Podengo Pequeno requires brisk daily exercise. They have a rightful reputation for being tough and tireless. Playing in a large fenced yard, a vigorous walk daily, participation in agility or obedience trials, or hunting can provide the needed activity. They should only be allowed loose within safely fenced areas—as hunters, their instinct to follow their nose can get them into trouble quite quickly.Mix that with a Chihuahua and you've got all the makings of a complete neurotic. Here's what she did last night.
|Out of the trash, onto the floor and shredded in no time at all!|
What kind of dog goes bonkers at 2 AM? Especially after a substantial walk the previous day. I'm not in favor of drugging either kids or pets, but we're seriously considering some anti-anxiety medicine for her.
|She probably even dreams of zipping about the house, shredding things.|