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Our Club Show, this year was held on Saturday 29th July 2017.

It was held at our usual popular venue,

The Canine Academy, Tollerton Lane, Tollerton, Notts. NG12 4GB.

Our Judge was Breed Specialist Mr. Peter Hounslow.

Rosettes and prizes abounded at the show and we encouraged newcomers and pet owners to "have a go at showing their dogs".


This is a wonderful venue for a show. The weather was kind to us (as it was last year), we had a grassed, enclosed, outdoor ring, so, we did not need to use the Canine Academy's offers spacious indoor accommodation, apart from the Bronze Award Good Citizen Dog Scheme testing.

The ever popular Breed Stall of the NPPA was present, where Podengo themed items were available for sale. This includes NPPA Tee Shirts, Polo Shirts, the Portuguese Podengo Breed Book, written by the famous Vitor Veiga, and other items which may always be ordered from our Webmaster, Rob Dunning 01296 485303 or   

Help and advice is always freely available at all our events, whether you enter our shows or not. 







This prestigious annual Podengo breed Show event (all Podengo sizes and coats) took place on Sunday 11th June at the usual venue of Caldas da Rainha, close to the very famous and historical town of Obidos.

NPPA officers and committee members attended again this year.

Pictures and a full report will be available on this site shortly. So please keep coming back.



                                          Joint Breed Specific Seminar  
The Smooth Haired Dachshund Club and Northern Portuguese Podengo Association

The day began, as it often does at canine events, with a warm welcome and tea, coffee, biscuits and even hot toast ! The venue was lovely and warm, which is not always the case, and Angie Pedder was already set up with the projector and raring to go !
Angie presented the Portuguese Podengo  Breed Standard in a light hearted but professional way, and the audience were allowed to ask questions as she went along.  This proved popular as several topics were covered, and more in depth aspects of the Breed Standard were thoroughly explained. Podengos with good points and less than good points were shown. The Pods were also moved around the hall so that movement could be assessed.
I briefly covered coat care and several of the audience wanted to actually feel the coats of both the wires and the smooths. Several Podengos were put on a table so the participants could go over them, and again questions were asked about several breed points, and the coats.
After a short break, the Seminar progressed to the next item which was a guide on how to Construct your Judging CV. This again was warmly received and turned out to be very thought provoking for many there. The majority of the audience had never seen anything presented concerning a Judging CV and again Angie had to field questions on this topic. It seemed a few people were going to take this on board and I expect a lot of homework was going to be done on this subject in the future.

A break was then taken for a hot lunch, which was made by the members of the Dachshund Club.  Steak pie and mushy peas ( with a vegetarian alternative ) were very popular. Dessert was gateau, cakes and the most popular, home made apple pie and cream !  Dogs and owners were then exercised and ready for the afternoon session.

The Smooth Haired Dachshund Clubs Speaker was Breed Specialist Mrs Ross Rawson.  This lady has been in Dachshunds for 50 years, and her Breed talk showed the love she had for them. One of her Champions was the first exhibit ( in fact this dog had been BOB at Crufts twice)  So quality was certainly there.  Ross went over the dog explaining the finer points, and the audience were given a little Blue Peter  task ! They were given 3 pieces of card and pins and had to construct the front shoulder and arm placement of the dog. This proved very popular, although some dogs would have had difficulties moving with some of the finished examples !  Plenty of time was given to go over the dogs and the dogs were moved around the hall for us to assess the movement. Questions from the audience were taken, and Ross with all her experience answered these with ease.  It was a very good session particularly for the Podengo people who had little or no knowledge about Dachshunds.

A good Seminar all round I believe for both Breeds.  New friends were made (humans and dogs).        I think there must have been plenty to talk about as people went their separate ways to several parts of the country.

Susan Pearson – Committee Member the Northern Portuguese Podengo Association


Essex Dog Day ​

2015 Show Report (Edited extract)

The glorious grounds of Crix the Georgian mansion at Hatfield Peverel hosted thousands of dog lovers and their bright eyed and excited canine chums for the fifth Essex Dog Day. And they came in every size, colour and variety. Large hairy hounds and tiny toy pets, snooty pedigrees and cheerful crossbreeds paraded round the showground with their proud owners.

In addition to more familiar breeds in the Meet the Breeds tents were some exotic breeds with strange sounding names that many will never have heard of including the Podengo and the Adephagi Estrelas (by coincidence both from Portugal), the Dogue de Bordeaux, the Leonberger and the Japanese and American Akita. A grateful Stephanie Brown, Chairman of the Akita Rescue and Welfare Trust said “In the three year’s that we have been coming to the Essex Dog Day the Essex showgoers have rescued many of our dogs and a lot of them can be seen walking around today.”

(Thank goodness we do not have the same sort of problems in our breed. – Ed)

From Di Curtis.

Just a little photo and a quick message about the NPPA representing the Podengo at Essex Dog Day today.

We got one of our visitors to take a photo of us and I have attached for you. Unfortunately John & Trish weren't able to be with us for the whole day and so by the time we remembered the camera they had already gone home (sorry Trish & John). Normally Rob & Sue come all the way up to join us too, but they were otherwise engaged this year, so weren't able to. The same applied to Jenny & Nigel Folds.   




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