Almost 50 dogs
registry in Great Britain
Club recognize the Portuguese Podengo
Plushcourt Borboleto: first generation
the 1st of October 2003, the Portuguese Podengo (Warren Hound) is officially
recognised by the British Kennel Club.
There are now 35 Officially Registered
Podengos small wire-haired with the U.K. Kennel Club, which includes Podengo
Puppies born in the U.K.
This achievement was possible tanks
to the breeder Betty Judge, from Plushcourt Kennel, that already registry
the first Plushcourt puppies descending from imported dogs from Portugal
in the last 2 years.
It was also applied the Interim
Breed Standard to the UK Kennel Club, so Podengo can be exhibited in the
U.K hopefully in 2004.
The Portuguese Podengo Club of Great
Britain (proposed) is also born, and will welcome applications from Podengo
enthusiasts to become members from anywhere in the World.
there are many interested and respected dog people in the U.K. recognising
the qualities of the Podengo, which already visited the Plushcourt Kennel
to see the Podengo Family.
According with the breeder Betty
Judge “This is just the beginning...a New Birth... A BIG Thank you to all
the Wonderful Podengo Breeders of Portugal who have been so generous with
their help, advice and encouragement, especially allowing me to have this
fantastic breed and some of their Best Dogs and bloodlines to establish
the breed here”. Although the Podengo is recognised by the British Kennel
Club, there is still along way to go.
Now the Breed Standard must be approved
(which not be quick) and published in the Kennel Gazette as an Interim
Breed Standard, and only then can the breed be shown in the Import Classes.
Depending on how quickly the Podengo
becomes popular, will determine on how quickly the breed comes off the
Import Register into the Rare Breeds Register, where a breed is allowed
to have it’s own Breed Classes. Only when the Podengo is fully established
and with a large gene pool will the Podengo be allowed to receive Challenge
Certificates, which would lead to the title of U.K. Champion Title.
there are several enthusiasts of the Podengo that started to evolve the
Portuguese Podengo Club of Great Britain. This new Club must also apply
for Registration of Title to the Kennel Club, which when granted for a
new breed, will be classed as a Provisional Club, until the Breed comes
off the Import Register.
Podengos will not be able to exhibit
at Crufts for some time. But at Discover Dogs area at Crufts 2004, the
Podengos hopefully, will have a Breed Stand to promote the Breed for the
first time. At the Discover Dogs area, which is hugely popular, they will
get good publicity, which will in turn promote the breed in the U.K., which
in turn will make them more popular, and so it will make it sooner to have
classes at Crufts.