Within the world of dogs, there is a race that moves me. Yes, the podencos (all and each of them, andaluces, ibicencos, pharaoh hound, canarios, crossbreeds... all!!). And I know I'm not objective, since Dana is a podenco and a greyhound crossbreed. But everything has its explanation.
It is common that one starts to learn once you know something that catches your eye. This is what happened to me with Dana.
Unfortunately, Dana belongs to one of the most affected breeds in this country, and above all, of the most neglected. Campaigns are not pro-podenco, as is happening with the galgos. These dogs are not in fashion, they are only hunting dogs that are abandoned and have to spend the rest of his days in a shelter or dying in a perrera. Not usually interested in them, fall into oblivion. It is a genuine outrage because these dogs are very loyal, noble, loving and playful. They are a four-legged love.
The only way out for these dogs is through international adoptions - typically France and Germany. It's a shame that a race so Spanish is forced into exile because not within the current standards of canine fashion.
And as the hounds, many other breeds and crossbreeds are forgotten.
Hopefully we see in our pets a family member, not a fashion accessory brand.