Some years ago I wrote about an Argentinian who bred Podenco Andaluz...I haven't managed to find the post here to link to it. But I recently received an email from a lady who adopted a dog in Argentina which is very much a black podenco type. So Valentin would like to introduce you to Raimondo and if any of you have a black podenco, maybe you would like to message her in the comments.
'The story of how I got Raimundo is very standard: I saw a puppy at a vet store and asked the owner where he got it, who then directed me to this place where an old couple lived. There was the mother with two puppies left, one of them was Raimundo. The mother didn't look like Raimundo at all except for the color: she was a very common looking dog, black, medium size, chubby, like a small lab. She didn't have Raimundo's ears or his slenderness. She got pregnant one time she ran away (or so her owners claimed) and they never saw the male dog that fathered Raimundo. Also, Raimundo was originally the name of the owner of the doggies, a man in his old age. I thought the name was hilarious and so I kept it for my Rai.
I love my Rai, he is such a crazy but loving dog, and he is gorgeous. Every single week someone stops me in the street to tell me how peculiar, or elegant, or Egyptian, or cute he is.