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- Annika Oksa
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- Dayboro QLD
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I discovered the Portuguese Podengos back in Finland in 1997, when I first saw them at an all breeds show. I was lucky enough to own two from the kennel Tahtitaivaan, before moving overseas. Finally, in 2010 I imported the very first Portuguese Podengo Pequeno into Australia, and established the breed here. INT Ch FIN Ch EST Ch Tahtitaivaan Emmi arrived in whelp, and three of the six puppies helped establish other breeding programs in Queensland and New South Wales.
In 2015 I imported my second Podengo from Finland, Tahtitaivaan Choco, also in whelp, to the top winning European dog, Portuguese Grand Champion Zorro Da Praia Do Ribatejo. This litter was used as a foundation to help establish a collaborative breeding program with the Westengo Portuguese Podengo kennel in Perth, WA. Already, we have had some fantastic puppies with the help of frozen semen imported from Finland.
This breed truly melts your heart, you can't possibly have a bad day when you own a podengo, they simply won't let you! They are energetic, yet cuddly, small, but have the stamina of a hound. A truly versatile small dog, they are suitable for Rally-O, tracking, lure coursing, the show ring, or as the best family pet. We are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this breed in Australia