'On Sunday we received the notice of this podenca in very bad condition in a town of Castellón. Luckily Paula who saw her didn't hesitate for a second to pick her up as soon as we said we'd take care of her. NALU, that we called her is admitted, she had a high fever and could barely eat, she has medication in her veins and after a couple of days her fever has gone down about tenfolds and she has eaten a little bit.
Waiting on results from all the tests that have been done on her.
Thank you so much Paula, thank you Jennifer for taking her in as soon as she recovers. And as always it's our turn to ask for help to pay for her income and treatment. Without your contributions we cannot save lives. Thank you!
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The great forgotten ones...
When we think of dogs abandoned for hunting, we always think of galgos. But... what about all those podencos that are also used and thrown away by hunters?
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At the Benjamin Mehnert Foundation, there are hundreds of them waiting for an opportunity, a helping hand, a family..
If only we were guided by the heart, adoptions wouldn't understand color or race.
If we would only look into her eyes..
Adopt a podenco. Save a life.
Help us continue to save lives.
Help us to continue saving lives.
Follows from Part 1 and Part 2
Podencos by Region
From a number of regions the amount of registered dogs is known. Of the remaining regions it was for some reason not possible to get the figures. The figures are forming just an indication of the number of Podencos, because there are only a small amount of Podencos registered.
Andalusia has a population of 8.449.985, and is therefore the largest Spanish autonomous region according to the population. It is traditionally the region with the most hunters and the biggest number of hunting licenses: expedidas 252.779 + vigentes 558.285 = 811.064 licenses can be used for hunters for hunting (2013). When we take into account the comments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the number is somewhere between 252.779 and 811.064 hunting licenses. However in Andalusia there are more licenses still valid from previous years than were issued, namely 558.285, it is the most logical to assume this number.
It is about approximately 50% of the total number of hunting licenses in Spain. The statistics of these regions form an important indicator for the number of Podencos in Spain.
Andalusia is the region of origin of the Podenco Andaluz, Campanero, Maneto, Orito, Paternino and Malagueño.
According to statistics of the Registro Andaluz de Identificación de Animal there are 2.291.747 dogs registered in Andalusia (2016). The most registered dog breed in the region Andalusia is the Podenco.
Imagine Every Dog Owner's Worst Nightmare Happening to You...
Your dog is running straight towards the street. You're calling his name, yelling "Come!"
What does he do?
We know you're careful with your dog. He's always leashed. He never bolts out of the door. He doesn't like to chase squirrels. Until the moment he's unsecured and he takes off.
Is your dog trained to reliably come when called? Most of us are working on a reliable "recall," but our pooches haven't entirely gotten the hang of it...yet. Well, he better...
From Hayley O'Brien at Akira Dog Shelter
William needs a forever home
William was a lucky boy, and he had the chance to spend a day out of the shelter with one of our fabulous staff members and her dog. He was so well-behaved and really enjoyed the canine company.
William is only young at 12 months old.
William travels well in the car and enjoys long walks. He is a dream to walk on the leash with no pulling. William is clean in his kennel. He is a very gentle soul yet still active and playful. He is hugely affectionate and loves a cuddle and a fuss.
William is castrated and vaccinated, and he has a passport and microchip. He can travel if required, and we are happy to help with transport arrangements.
You can contact us for further information on Whatsapp at +34 657 689 567. You can also email [email protected].
The Podenco occurs throughout the Spanish territory, although there is a difference to the extent where the different types of Podenco are used in a certain region. The Podenco Ibicenco is most commonly used in the region that descents of the Balearic Islands, in addition to Catalonia and Valencia and as part of a Rehala, also on a smaller scale in all of Spain. The Podenco Andaluz is the most popular hunting dog in Spain, most commonly used in the South and along the Levantine Coast and as the core of the Rehala. The Xarnago Valenciano, most common in Valencia, Southern Catalonia, East of Aragon, Cuenca and Albacete and the Southeast of Andalusia. The Podenco Canario is the hunting dog of the Canary Islands and is also used for hunting throughout all of Spain. The Podenco Paternino, originating from Huelva, is part of a Rehala and is found in Andalusia, Aragon, Catalonia, Extremadura and Castilla La Mancha. The Podenco Maneto originating from Andalusia is used in many regions of Spain. The Podenco Gallego is widely spread all over Galicia, but mostly in provinces like Pontevedra and Ourense.
I've copied this very long and informative article from Podencoworld. Unfortunately the pictures therein did not copy so I have added some from my own extensive library. Ed Verhaegen gave me considerable help with my research for my definitive guide to the Podenco 'From Pyramid to Perrera'.
'Spain owed its name to the rabbit. When the Phoenicians reached the Iberian Peninsula around 11th century B.C., they found many rabbits there. Because they thought the animals looked very similar to what for them is known as a Saphan, they named the region ‘I-saphan-im’, land of the Saphan. The Romans later renamed it to ‘Hispania’. Originally the rabbit only occurs on the Iberian Peninsula. If Spain was already named Hispania by the Romans, which means ‘land of rabbits’, then it was inevitable that in this Hispania the most relevant dog breed, the Podenco appeared, a specialist in rabbit hunting. Ever since, the Podenco is the most commonly used hunting dog in Spain, for this reason we could easily rename Spain the Podenco land.