For some time, several Podengo enthusiasts had enquired about potential events which may be planned for Podengo
and their owners in the North of England. Up until recently, to hold such an event would not have been considered viable both
from a geographical and an economic perspective. However, the numbers of Podengo in Scotland and the Northern Counties are
steadily rising, making such a prospect wholly feasible.
With this in mind, several like-minded
members of the Podengo community, started to discuss the true possibility of forming a small group that would serve those
Podengo and owners who live in the Northern parts of the country, the primary aim of which would be to provide help, advice
and social networking opportunities. An informal
gathering took place early in 2009, and the Northern Portuguese Podengo Association was born.
Following that initial meeting, the framework of the Association was agreed, and all key Officer
and Committee positions were filled. The Association then found itself in a position to launch the Northern Portuguese
Podengo Association (Proposed) [NPPA], in its own right, and towards the end of 2011, it was recognised by the Kennel
The membership, whilst modest, in numbers, at first,
is rising steadily, has, now reached well over 100 members. Interested Podengo owners and enthusiasts of the breed
wishing to join the Association should contact the Membership Secretary, Eileen Segui, either direct or by following the links
on the Membership Page of this website.
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