News 2023

2024 calendar now on sale

Our 2024  calendar is here and ready to order! It's packed full of gorgeous podengo pictures to enjoy all year round and can be purchased at a great price of £14.50 + £3.90 UK p&p.

We're happy to post outside of the UK at buyers cost:  just message us to check postage price.

To order your copy, email our Committee member or visit the Podengo Calendar Photos Facebook page and send her a message:

Well done, Tink!

Huge congratulations to Diana Curtis (Stormwitch) whose Tink won in Ireland on 30 September and in doing so, earned the title International Champion. She is only the 2nd UK-based Portuguese Podengo to achieve this, after her kennel-mate Peanut. Tink's full title now is: Ger/Bel/BeNeLux/NL/INT CH Stormwitch Carrousel Tulpe WW'18. Well done Tink!

2024 calendar

Many thanks to everyone who submitted a photo for possible inclusion in our 2024 calendar. We've sifted through a lot of really great podengo pictures and after a lot of deliberation, selected 12 that will feature in the calendar.

It's currently with our printers and once we've got it back, we'll announce details about how to order a copy.

Driffield critiques

Showing wouldn't be possible without judges and the bottom line is that - agree or not with their verdict on the day - we're grateful to them for their efforts. A frequent frustration, though, is the slowness in forwarding or sometimes a lack of written critiques.

Critiques are an explanation by the judge about why they placed the dogs in each class in the order they did. They allow the judge to outline the virtues and weaknesses of the entry individually and as a whole. Judging regulations require judges to provide written critiques on 1st and 2nd placed dogs in each breed class at all championship and open shows. These must be submitted  within a reasonable amount of time following the show.

It's great, then, when we get a prompt and positive set of critiques. Thanks go to Penny Wills, who judged the Driffield show at the end of August. We've reproduced her critiques here and would like to thank her for her excellent work on the day and positive feedback.

The Best of Breed winner at Driffield was young Tink (Multi Ch. Stormwitch Carrousel Tulpe Ww18) who is pictured here.

NB The Royal Kennel Club has a dedicated website for critiques. Judges are asked to submit them here and exhibitors are free to search them. The website is here:

2023 Monográfica results

The Clube do Podengo Português has published the full results from the 2023 Monográfica. Additionally, there's a link to a Facebook page by Ana Catarina Alves, who provided some wonderful photographs of the event.

Results:mono 2023 program (

NPPA 2024 calendar

If you’ve got a great picture or pictures of your podengo(s) that you’d like to be considered for our 2024 calendar, please send it to us. You can post your photos on our dedicated FB page: (Podengo Calendar photos NPPA)

More details on our FB group:

If we don’t use your picture for the calendar - and believe us, it’s an incredibly difficult choice because we always have a lot of terrific photos submitted - we’ll put it up on our Instagram account over the coming months.

Please submit photos by August 29th as we're aiming to get the calendar out in September.

2024 Championship Show Calendar

The Kennel Club has published the 2024 General & Group Championship Shows calendar.

You can download a copy and find more information about shows and show dates by clicking this link or going to our Shows > Show dates page.

Results & pictures:  Monográfica 2023

You can find more information about the show as well as links to the results and a picture gallery on our dedicated page here. In summary, the winners of each variety and their final placings were:

Best In Show – Multi CH Amelia da Casa Peres ‘WW22 (Small, smooth): Pedro Peres
2nd - Xito de Veiros (Medio, wire): Henrique Passadinhas and Nuno Passadinhas
3rd - Imperio de Viamonte (Small, wire): Miguel Sabino
4th - Rufino de Pedrogao d’Aire (Grande, smooth): Luis Ganhão Simões
5th - Opio de Pedrogao d’Aire (Medio, smooth): Luis Ganhão Simões
6th - Alfa do Mar da Palha (Grande, wire): Claudia Sofia Presado Cortes Rosario

Monográfica 2023

The Clube do Podengo Português in Portugal has announced the dates of its annual specialty show - the Monográfica. It'll be held on the 11th June, 2023 in Cartaxo, Portugal. Entries are open up to the 5th June.

You can find out more about the Monográfica on our special show page here: Monográfica.

And you can visit the Clube do Podengo Português website, which has an English language option, here: CPP.

2024 Breed Appreciation Day

It's early to be announcing it but we're excited and delighted to say that Gabriela Veiga, an international judge and Podengo expert, will be coming to the UK to present our 2024 Breed Appreciation Day. Full details to follow in due course - we'll publish them on the dedicated BAD 2024 page.

Our Dogs 2022 winners announced

The UK's 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 that year, they're added up at the end and then the most successful dog and puppy 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 2022 results have been announced and the Portuguese Podengo winners are:

Top Dog: Morialta Ferreira (Anna & Simon Sampson & Margaret Brooks)
Top Puppy: Plushcourt Bear Witness (Betty Judge)
Top Stud: Plushcourt Godspeed (Betty Judge)
Top Brood Bitch: Odesseia De Viamonte At Morialta (Anna & Simon Sampson)
Top Breeder: Mrs B A Judge

Congratulations to all the winners!

2023 NPPA Open Show news

We're delighted to announce that the judge for this year's show will be Hector Heathcote. A renowned judge with a particular interest in hounds, Hector is very familiar with Podengos and was brushing up his already considerable knowledge at our Breed Appreciation Day last year. 

The show is open to all podengos and owners - you don't have to be an Association member to participate. Whether you're a new or experienced exhibitor, you'll be made very welcome. If you're simply interested in the breed  and want to find out more about it or you want to see what showing is all about, come along for a friendly introduction. Spectators are very welcome.

Date: Saturday the 13th May 2023 at 11:00 am (doors open at 10:00 am).
Judge: Hector Heathcote.
Venue: Yelvertoft Village Hall, Lilbourne Road, Yelvertoft, Northants, NN6 6LJ

2023 calendar

We've unearthed 2 copies of our 2023 calendar. If you're interested in purchasing one of these - and what discerning podenguiro wouldn't want one? - please email the webmaster for details:

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.