News 2022

Crufts 2023

Crufts 2023 entries are now open. Podengo Day (by far the most important part of the Terrier & Hound day!) is Saturday, 11th March 2023. We'll be in Hall 5, ring 35. Entries can be made online through Fosse Data, closing date 23 January 2023, or by post using the entry form, closing date 9 January 2023. See the Shows / Crufts page for details, links and a copy of the entry form.

2022 Breed Appreciation Day

We held our biennial Breed Appreciation Day and you can see a report and pictures on the event page. Many thanks to the judges and exhibitors who attended as well as to all those involved in the organising and running of this key event in our calendar.

2023 calendar

UPDATE: Just one left at the start of November so get your order in asap if you want it.

Our 2023 calendar is now available to order for a very reasonable £12 + postage. For full details you can either visit the dedicated Facebook page or contact Committee member and calendar organiser Gillian Cowen for postage and payment details:

NPPA Facebook page:
NPPA calendar page: 

NB  Our thanks go to Gillian for organising this year's calendar and putting in a lot of work to get it from conception to delivery - thanks Gillian!

Discover Dogs

The annual Discover Dogs exhibition was held at ExCeL London on 15 - 16 October and the NPPA were there to represent the breed. There's more information and pictures on the dedicated event page.

Meantime, though, thanks to Jenny Wedge for the admin and behind-the-scenes work and many thanks to the volunteers who erected, dismantled and staffed the stand: Sarah Sands, Tony Hall, Diana Curtis and Ann Foscoe + of course a number of our 4-legged friends!

We are very, very sad to confirm that our good friend and Association member Jenny Folds died at the weekend. Known to many of us as an exhibitor and fan of the breed, Jenny was also an active part of the podengo community, not only attending events but also helping to run them. Even though she had been ill for a while, she was still keen to come to shows to see her many friends, human and canine. The podengo world has lost a great friend and, more importantly, the world has lost a simply lovely lady. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Rest in peace, Jenny.
5 October 2022

Thank you!

We received over 400 photos for consideration for the 2023 calendar - many thanks to everyone who entered. We're going through them now and will announce more details about how you can get a copy of the calendar in due course. It's going to be a tough call because the standard is very, very high and there simply isn't room for them all. 

Photos we aren't able to use in the calendar will be fed into our Instagram feed so keep an eye on that, too.

2023 calendar ...updated


Fancy seeing your podengo in our 2023 calendar?

We've set up a Facebook page where you can enter your photos of podengos for possible inclusion in our 2023 calendar. There are 12 albums with different themes for each month - follow the link below to join in and post your pictures: there are instructions on how to do this on the FB page. We have two basic rules: i) no humans in the photos; and ii) make sure you have the permission of the podengo’s owner and photographer before adding your photo. Here's the link:

Podengo Calendar photos NPPA | Facebook

This is just for fun and the chance for your podengo to be star of the month! Calendars will be available to buy and we'll announce these details when they're ready. Sadly, we will only be able to post to UK and Europe this time.

The closing date for submission of photos will be announced in due course but don't hang around: we have to lay out the calendar and get it printed so start sorting out those photos asap.

World Dog Show 2022

Huge congratulations to the NPPA's Vice President Miguel Sabino, whose Império de Viamonte took Best of Breed at the World Dog Show in Madrid. Império gets to add WW22 to his name: well done! Miguel and Império are pictured here with the judge. 

Here's a link to the catalogue - Portuguese Podengos start on page 197:

At the time of posting, some of the results haven't been updated but here's a link to the WDS results page:

Click on the drop-down box to search for Podenco Portugues and remember that outside the UK, Portuguese Podengos are judged in 6 distinct categories: by size (Grande, Mediano and Pequeno) and also by coat - wire (pelo largo y duro) and smooth (pelo liso y corto).

Our Dogs 2022 standings

We're roughly halfway through the year and here are the current (11 June) standings in the annual Our Dogs Top Dogs competition:

Top Breeder: Plushcourt - Betty Judge 
Top Dog: Morialta Ferreira - Simon and Anna Sampson & Margaret Brooks
Top Puppy: Brundledean Giovana - Sue Brundle
Top Stud Dog: Brundledean Bandoleiro - Sue Brundle and Margaret Brooks
Top Brood Bitch: Odisseia De Viamonte At Morialta - Simon and Anna Sampson

There's still a lot of shows to come so this could all change between now and the end of the year but well done everyone ... thus far!

2022 NPPA Open Show

A little bit of Portugal came to the picturesque village of Yelvertoft on the 14th May as the 10th Anniversary NPPA Open Show went ahead on a glorious early summer day. Many congratulations to Nigel Crockford and Deborah Crockford whose Plushcourt Gloriana at Belfalas (Lily) took Best in Show, Best Smooth in Show and Best Puppy in Show. Congratulations, too, to Jenny Wedge whose Stormwitch Macadamia at Rioccajen (Mac) took Reserve Best in Show, Best Opposite Sex and Best Wire in Show. You'll find results and pictures on the event page.

Crufts 2022

BD; BB & BoB; BV; and BP

Congratulations to Betty Judge, whose Plushcourt Guessing took Best Bitch and then pipped the Best Dog, Simon Sampson and Anna Sampson's Morialta Ferreira, to Best of Breed at Crufts 2022.

 Susan Brundle took Best Puppy with Brundledean Giovana and that little girl looks set for a long and succesful career in the ring.

At the other end of the scale, Diana Curtis's Stormwitch Carrousel Tulpe ('Tink') completed a remarkable hat trick: having been Best Puppy (2015) and Best of Breed (2019) she has now added Best Veteran to her list of achievments.

A shout out to the judge Ms. Persson, too, for her excellent handling and rapport with the dogs ... as well as with the exhibitors! And well done to everyone who took part. Full results are on Fosse Data:

Monográfica 2022

The Portuguese Podengo Club of Portugal has announced that their annual show, the monográfica, will take place on 12th  June this year in Caldas da Rainha (north of Lisbon). 

Click here to go to their website for more information as it becomes available or click here to go to our page with results from previous monográficas.

Our Dogs 2021 winners announced

Anna and Simon ... and some Morialtas!

As many of you will know, Our Dogs newspaper runs an annual award for the top performing show dogs during a calendar year. Points are awarded for wins at shows during the year, they're added up at the end and then the most successful dogs of the year are announced. There are also awards for the top stud dog and brood bitch, i.e. the dogs whose offspring have been the most successful in the ring. The 2021 results have been announced and the Portuguese Podengo winners are:

Top Breeder: Morialta - Simon and Anna Sampson 
Top Dog: Morialta Ferreira - Simon and Anna Sampson & Margaret Brooks
Top Puppy: Plushcourt Guessing - Betty Judge
Top Stud Dog: Brundledean Bandoleiro - Sue Brundle and Margaret Brooks
Top Brood Bitch: Odisseia De Viamonte At Morialta - Simon and Anna Sampson

Congratulations to all the winners but especially to NPPA stalwarts Simon, Anna and Sue.

Events confirmed for 2022

Welcome to 2022!

We're delighted to confirm that we're going ahead with the two major events planned for this year: the 2022 NPPA Open Show on the 14th May and our Breed Appreciation Day on the 15th May. Click on the links for further details about each of these exciting events. We'll be updating them as more information becomes available.

Both events will be held at Yelvertoft Village Hall, Lilbourne Road, Yelvertoft, Northants, NN6 6LJ and we're delighted to welcome Vitor and Gabriela Veiga to host them.