3 year old Male Podenco
Chiquito is a gorgeous 3 year old male Podenco, born on 12/08/2017.
Chiquito arrived at the shelter with his good friend Ron the Pointer. These two dogs belonged to the same hunter and whereas Ron is quite confident, Chiquito is initially quite fearful with people. He gains a lot of security from Ron and so the dogs are looking for a home together, they make a handsome pair.
Chiquito follows Ron wherever he goes, he is timid but slowly learns to trust people and then is affectionate with them.
Chiquito, you will see in the photos, has a split lower lip, it is an old wound completely healed so it should not cause problems.
Podencos are gorgeous, intelligent, active working dogs often with a high prey drive like all the SeBPRA dogs. They have been bred with a combination of speed and agility with endless endurance for trotting rather than galloping. They are agile to the point they have been known to climb trees in pursuit of prey and can even jump great heights from a stand. Smart, curious and clownish, they have a profound awareness of their surroundings and a sensitivity to their humans. Podencos reward their human companions with great loyalty, love, affection and are wonderful family members if the adopter is ready to devote time and energy to their Podenco. They are alert barkers so they are great home protection. Podencos are a great option for those wanting to take up canicross or agility. Please do read up on this breed before applying if you do not already know them.