VIAMONTE PODENGOS HEALTH
and Portuguese Podengo Pequeno in general
|Viamonte Podengos Health
Dear Viamonte Podengos owners,
Althought the Podengo Pequeno has allways been recognised as a realtively
healthy breed compared with other breeds it does not mean it is completely
free of any health issues.
We just recently have concluded the internationalization process for
the Podengo Pequeno and more and more there is no reason for the breed
to be included in the rare breeds lists anymore. Today we can find it in
almost every european countries ( FCI ), in the United States ( AKC ),
in England ( KC ) and even in Australia ( ANKC ). Viamonte Podengos itself
live now in nineteen diferent countries worlwide. There are inumerous breed
clubs across the world as well as breeders and almost daily a new litter
is born making the Podengo Pequeno population increase in numbers every
Because every single dog counts I´d like to extend an invitation
to ALL those who own a Podengo Pequeno to participate in the effort of
keeping our breed at least as healthy as we know it today. To achieve that
we will need the help of every one: Breeders, Exhibitors and Owners ( both
pet and show ).
Similar to other breeds clubs worlwide some Podengo Pequeno breed clubs
have already established a protocol and a Code of Ethics in an effort to
protect the health of the dogs produced. A number of tests are recomended
beeing the focus in the hips, knees and eyes.
This should be ideally the three kind of exams every Podengo Pequeno owner should do to their dogs ( including pet quality dogs ).
It is something we at Viamonte will do to our dogs starting this year ( 2015 ) and recomend to ALL our puppy owners do to their dogs too.
Now, all this will be worthless if we can not share this information
mainly with the dog´s breeders! Only the breeders with the most ammount
of information can make the better decisions by the time to choose the
In conclusion, I would like to request, every Podengo Pequeno owner,
and in particular every Viamonte Podengo owner, to preform the exams (
Hips, Knees and Eyes ) to their dogs.
Together we are still on time to keep our breed a healthy one.
Thanks in advance!
Best regards from Portugal,
List of Health Checked Viamonte Podengos
Dragão de Viamonte
- PRA Normal - DM Normal
Lorde de Viamonte - DM Normal
Luis Casa de Maio de Viamonte - PRA Normal - DM Normal
Natal de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Pevide de Viamonte - PRA Normal - DM Normal
Xadrez de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Zimbro de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Gengibre de Viamonte - PRA Carrier
Opera de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Espargo de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Broa de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Profeta de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Barão de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Cafeína de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Caroço de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Pinha de Viamonte - PRA Normal
Turbo de Viamonte - Hips Normal - Patela Normal
Algodão de Viamonte - PRA Normal - Patela Normal
Patriota de Viamonte - PRA Normal - Patela Normal
Delfim de Viamonte - PRA Normal - Patela Normal
Império de Viamonte - Patela Normal
Quadrilha de Viamonte - PLL Normal - PRA-CRD4 Normal - PRA-PRCD Normal
Figueira de Viamonte - Eye Exam Normal - Patela Normal