THE WEBSITE OF THE NORTHERN PORTUGUESE PODENGO ASSOCIATION !!!!
THE PORTUGUESE PODENGO BREED APPRECIATION DAY POSTPONED until Sunday 15th
May 2022, BUT LOOK AT THE BONUSES OF WAITING
1). Listen and discuss this wonderfully primitive breed with arguably
the most knowledgeable lady in the breed, Gabriela Veiga, together with the President of the Portuguese Podengo Club in
Portugal, her husband and our Open Show Judge the previous day, Vitor Veiga. You will no doubt be aware that Vitor has written
a most informative book on the Portuguese Podengo, and limited copies SIGNED BY VITOR HIMSELF, will be available for sale,
only at the BAD. (Picture of front cover below.)
2) SOMETHING NOT ACHIEVABLE ON LINE. Have
the chance to go over LIVE specimens of Portuguese Podengos, wire and smooth, and discuss the merits and demerits with
our distinguished guests and other well informed judges of our lovely breed.
BREED APPRECIATION DAY ORGANISED BY
THE NORTHERN PORTUGUESE PODENGO ASSOCIATION
is with much regret that the current Covid -19 situation, and the uncertainty that it has caused, has brought the committee
to the conclusion that a further postponement of the Breed Appreciation Day for Portuguese Podengos is necessary. The restrictions on foreign travel both from
and to Portugal, make it almost impossible for the Association and the two celebrities (Gabriela and Vitor Veiga), from Portugal
to make any firm plans at present for the remainder of this year.
that reason, it has been decided to postpone until Sunday the 15th May 2022.
If, for any reason, anybody who has already applied to attend and wishes
to withdraw from participation, please let us know, and we will re-imburse you your full payment, but we sincerely
hope that you will be patient, bear with us, and wish to still be educated on our wonderful breed, by one of the very top
exponents in Portuguese Podengos.
It is possible that a very few vacancies may occur over time, so, if you were thinking of
applying to attend but did not get round to it, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we shall be
pleased to put you on our waiting list.
very best wishes on behalf of the NPPA, .
Rob dunning – Vice Chairman,
the Northern Portuguese Podengo Association.
NEW DATE SAME VENUE AS PLANNED FOR 2021 BUT NOW NEXT YEAR.
NPPA Open Show and
Breed Appreciation Day now in 2022
We have our Special 10th Anniversary ( 2 years
on but we shall still regard it as our 10th anniversary) Breed Open Show on
Saturday 14th May 2022.
Flying in from Portugal, the Judge is the famous Vitor Veiga who is the
President of the Portuguese Podengo Club of Portugal.
show this year is at a new venue, please note it is:
Northants, NN6 6LJ
The Show will open at 10.00 am and Judging will commence at 11.00 am.
The show will have a wide range of classes
and we are very fortunate to have had some excellent prizes given by our sponsors, Lintbells, Feelwell and Happy Dog etc.
However we welcome sponsors for any of the Main Award or class rosettes and please don’t forget to bring along a
raffle prize if possible.
The following day Sunday 15th May 2022
we are holding our Breed Appreciation Day( BAD) and Seminar at the same venue. It will be held according to Kennel Club
Rules and Regulations and we welcome anyone who is interested in the Podengo to come along and listen to Gabriela Veiga also
from Portugal, the International Judge and Accomplished Speaker on the Breed Standard and all things Podengo including a brief
insight into its history.
Enthusiasts can come along for the Talk in the
morning 10.30 to 11.am for Registration 11am to 12.15 Breed History, Breed Standard and Question time, followed by lunch.
The KC approved multi question exam will take place from 2.15pm, and paper marking and mentoring* will follow. The certificates
will be given out on the day and we will finish at 3.30pm. *Hands on "judging" and mentoring by those wishing to
take part with REAL dogs will be available whilst the marking of papers is underway.
times in between the start and finish times may vary, according to the number of candidates and Question time etc.
The costs are as follows :
1) Talk on History of the Breed and Breed Standard -
2) As above but to include lunch - £20
3) As 2 but including multi question examination
and ensuing mentoring ( if required ) - £25
forms can be obtained from the
Education Day Registrar - Rob Dunning
hope to welcome as many of you as possible, to make this Special 10th Anniversary Open Breed Show a “Show and
BAD/Seminar to remember “
(Susan Pearson, Committee
!!! PLEASE NOTE !!!
Candidates wishing to take the Multi Choice Exam should ensure they have
passed the JCF entry level criteria.
It is recommended that
candidates should read the Portuguese Podengo Breed Standard before the event. This can be found on the Kennel Club website.
No dogs other than those invited to the event are permitted in the hall.
information can be obtained from Rob Dunning - Email: email@example.com
Tel: 01296 485303
by cheque or postal order to the "Northern
Portuguese Podengo Association."
Portuguese Podengo Association Breed Club Open Show was held on July 20th 2019
With many thanks
to our sponsors listed below (pictures, results and report [to follow] can be found on our
Show Results page):
Lintbells manufacture high quality and effective nutritional pet supplements for joints, skin &
coat, calming and digestive health. Our range includes the clinically proven product YuMOVE and more recently YuMOVE PLUS
providing extra-strength triple-action joint supplement for the older, stiffer dog. For more information call 01462 790886
or visit www.lintbells.com
For more details you can visit the Feelwells website
by going to http://www.feelwells.co.uk/
!!!! GREAT NEWS !!!!
The NPPA has been fortunate in obtaining a large quantity of the English
translation of the book written by the world renowned authority on the Portuguese Podengo, Vitor Veiga’s, “The
Portuguese Podengo” and we are pleased to be able to offer copies at the price of just £10 per copy plus
postage and packing. Please note this is a hard backed, top quality book, not a paperback. See
picture of front cover at top of this page.
For further details, or to order your requirements, please click HERE
to contact the Chairman of the NPPA please click HERE
Have you joined our Association yet?
Why not go to our "Membership Page"
for further details on how to become a member of The Northern Portuguese Podengo Association
apply for membership
wherever you may live, United Kingdom, or Overseas.
details of Officers and Committee Members of the Association, please go to the bottom of the page and click on "ENTER".
NPPA committee members will be present
at most Championship Shows. Do come and join us to talk with very knowledgable people about our lovely breed. You will be
Our dear late President and friend Meriel Hathaway passed away in
the early hours of Tuesday 31st March 2015.
Our thoughts remain with her husband Fred, her close friend Andrew Brace and all whose lives she touched;
a lady of great strength, dignity and grace.
Rest well Meriel, it was a privilege to have
Taken in happier days - the Xmas Party at Newark
Meriel was always very supportive of the NPPA & took a very active role as President. Her absence was
felt very strongly at our AGM, an event which Meriel attended each year. We were very lucky to be able to have her within
A great lady in every way, who was very stoic in her approach to ill health. She will leave a huge gap and
will be very sadly missed by everyone who knew her.
JOHN DAVID BELLENIE
THE NPPA IS SAD TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF ONE OF ITS LONG STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS - JOHN BELLENIE - AFTER
A LONG SPELL OF ILLNESS.
JOHN WILL BE VERY
SADLY MISSED BY THE NPPA. HIS FELLOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND OFFICERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIM FOR HIS UNERRING CONTRIBUTION
TO THE ASSOCIATION, IN PARTICULAR TO THE REVENUE HE WAS ABLE TO GENERATE WHILST RUNNING THE BREED STALL.
THE ASSOCIATION OFFERS ITS SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO HIS WIFE, TRISH, AND
HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, JASMINE, BOTH MEMBERS OF THE NPPA, AND TO THE REST OF HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
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