Pounds all over Spain are full of dogs of many colours, sizes and breeds. Podencos, bodegueros, mastins, Spanish water dog and many more, all can be found looking for a home. Each with their distinctive traits and temperaments. On this article we want to introduce you to one of the most common breeds found all over Spain, and in particular the south, the podenco.
Podencos are a sighthound bred to hunt. They change in size and colours but they all are very clever and intelligent, always very aware of its surroundings and sensitive to their human’s reactions. They are very curious and although they can be shy, they cannot help wanting to explore new things and places.
They are a strong breed highly resistant to illness. These dogs are used to hunt under a punishing sun for many hours and in spite of their fragile looking bodies they are very tough and resilient with a high pain threshold.