Podengo Portugueso Pequeno Breed Maintenance
The Podengo Portugueso Pequeño is generally a low maintenance dog. Both coat varieties do require weekly brushing to minimize the amount of loose hairs that float through the air. Since neither coat variety has an undercoat, there is minimal shedding. The only shedding that is seen is when the dead or loose topcoat comes out. Hair can easily be found on furniture and clothes around the house. The wire-haired variety does need to have his facial hair or beard combed almost daily to keep it clean and free of food and dirt. The wire haired Podengo Portugueso Pequeño needs to be brushed using a pin brush or a natural bristle brush. The smooth coated Podengo Portugueso Pequeño can be groomed with a hound mitt or a rubber curry brush. He does not require too many baths, usually three to six months between baths unless he has been on a hunt and gets excessively dirty.