News 2024

NPPA Open Show

Congratulations to Sue Brundle and Treacle (Brundledean Giovana), who took Best in Show at our annual Open Show on the 18th May.

You can find all the results and lots of pictures in a downloadable souvenir booklet on the event page - click here.

The Portuguese Podengo Club of Portugal (Clube do Podengo Português) will hold its annual show - Monográfica - on the 8th June, 2024 in Cartaxo, Portugal. Cartaxo is a little to the north of Lisbon.

You can find out more about this event from their website or by going to our dedicated page about this show, including details and pictures of previous winners: from the menu, select Shows > Monográfica

HCEA results

(L - R) Fizz, Noodle and Tommy.

The NPPA-supported show was a lovely, well-attended day out for the podengos and their fellow hounds. Congratulations to the winners and a special shout-out to Norma Watts and Tommy. Having won Best Veteran in Breed, Tommy went on to take a fantastic 4th place in Best Veteran in Show. Our thanks go to the organisers for a well-run day and to our two excellent judges: Barry Blunden (breed judge) and Richard Gunn (Best in Show judge). 

Best of Breed: Stormwitch Magic Melody aka Noodle (Diana Curtis)
Best Puppy in Breed: Eximus Vis Bathory Aria at Zenabraao aka Fizz (Ann Foscoe)
Best Veteran / Reserve Best of Breed: Houla's American Boy aka Tommy (Norma Watts and Angela Pedder)

The NPPA is very pleased to sponsor the Hound Club of East Anglia Premier Open Show, which will be held this year on the 4th May at Littleport Leisure Centre, Camel Road, Littleport, Cambridgeshire CB6 1PU. There will be podengo classes - in fact, a few Association members have already entered - and it will be a great day out for everyone. You can enter via Fosse Data and get more information from there or from the HCEA's website and Facebook pages:

Crufts 2024

Congratulations to Sue Brundle and Treacle (Brundledean Giovana) who took Best of Breed at Crufts 2024. It was also a great day for podengo people to get together, renew friendships and talk podengo for the day. Here are the main results:

Best Dog: Dk/no/se/pt/int Ch Muscha's Harry Potter Ww21/23 (Mr K & Mrs Lc Kragh & Christensen)

Reserve Best Dog: Houla's American Boy (Imp Usa) (Miss N & Mrs A Watts & Pedder)

Best Bitch: Brundledean Giovana (Mrs S A Brundle)

Reserve Best Bitch: Stormwitch Givenchy (Mrs D Curtis)

Best Of Breed: Brundledean Giovana (Mrs S A Brundle)

Best Puppy: Plushcourt Pearl (Mrs B A Judge)

Best Veteran: Houla's American Boy (Imp Usa) (Miss N & Mrs A Watts & Pedder)

We've posted a souvenir booklet with photos of all the dogs on our Facebook page:

Gillian and Walter in the paper

Committee member Gillian Cowen and her dog Walter were featured in her local paper as part of the lead-up to Crufts 2024. You can find the article online or in the .PDF copy below:

Our Dogs 2023 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 2023 results have been announced and the Portuguese Podengo winners are:

Top Dog: Plushcourt Guessing (Betty Judge)
Top Puppy: Stormwitch Magic Melody (Diana Curtis)
Top Stud: Plushcourt Godspeed (Betty Judge)
Top Brood Bitch: Plushcourt Gucci (Betty Judge) *
Top Breeder: Mrs B A Judge

* NB The result was originally announced as Odesseia De Viamonte At Morialta (Anna & Simon Sampson). However, Our Dogs subsequently revised the result and decided that with the dogs being equal on points, Gucci pipped Ode on a tie-breaker. This was determined by looking at the points scored by each of their progeny.

Congratulations to all the winners!

You can find a full list of breed winners on the Our Dogs website. Select the relevant category from the 'More Links' tab in the menu bar at the top of the homepage:

Just 2 copies of our 2024 calendar left!

We've unearthed two spare copies of our 2024 calendar. If you'd like to buy one at a discounted price, email our Committee member or visit the Podengo Calendar Photos Facebook page and send her a message: