UKC Parade of Portugal and PPPCA National Specialty in Kalamazoo, Michigan
June 12, 2013 -- CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
The day kicked off with the Parade of Portugal, which highlighted the following national breeds of Portugal: Cao da Castro Laboreiro; Estrela Mountain Dog; Portuguese Podengo; Portuguese Pointer; Portuguese Sheep Dog; and Portuguese Water Dog.
Judge Maria Amelia Taborda designated Hestia de Vedras (Izzy), owned and shown by Kip Bergstrom (second from left), as the Best of Breed for all sizes and varieties! Way to go Izzy!
The next event was the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Club Of America Premier 2013. It is also the 12th National Specialty of the PPPCA.
BH Male/Best Male of Variety: Blacksheep H. H. Krillin Owner: Blake Biggs
Intermediate Female: Houla's Karma Owner: Carol Houlihan
Adult Female: Hestia de Vedras Owner: Kip Bergstrom & Marilyn Piurek
Best Female of Variety: Hestia de Vedras: Owner: Marilyn Piurek & Kip Bergstrom
Reserve Best Female of Variety: Houla's Karma Owner: Carol Houlihan
Junior Male: Houla's Potter: Owner: Carol Houlihan
Adult Male: Ganadeiro de Viamonte Owner: Carol Sowders
B/H Female: Houla's U. R. My Sunshine Owner: Carol Houlihan
Best Male of Variety: Houla's Potter Owner: Carol Houlihan
Reserve Best Male of Variety: Ganadeiro de Viamonte Owner: Carol Sowders
Best Female of Variety: Houla's U. R. My Sunshine Owner: Carol Houlihan
Best Male: Houla's Potter Owner: Carol Houlihan
Reserve Best Male: Blacksheep H. H. Krillin Owner: Blake Biggs
Best Female: Houla's U. R. My Sunshine Owner: Carol Houlihan
Reserve Best Female: Hestia de Vedras Owner: Kip Bergstrom & Marilyn Piurek
Best of Winners: Houla's U. R. My Sunshine Owner: Carol Houlihan
Champion: Blacksheep Tempus Fugit Owner: Blake Biggs
Reserve Champion: Houla's Larry the Cable Guy PW Owner: Laurie J. laValley & Stephen L. LaValley
Best of Breed Blacksheep Tempus Fugit Owner: Blake Biggs (winner at center of above photo)
Kathleen Chance, Event Chairman
Special Kudos go to Larry the Cable Guy, owned by Laurie and Stephen LaValley, who went on to win two Group 2 Placements on Saturday and Sunday!
We are all very happy and proud of all of our Podengos!
Welcome to the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Club of America, incorporated in 2003 and the first and largest organization of Podengo Pequeno owners in the United States. In 2010, the American Portuguese Podengo Pequeno Club merged with us, bringing even more expertise and lots of friendly folks and great dogs. Together we are dedicated to preserving and protecting this ancient hound whose origins date back thousands of years.
Coming to the Iberian Peninsula with the Phoenicians from the area of Asia Minor more than 2,000 years ago, Podengo Pequenos can be seen on the bas relief of 11th century churches in Portugal and first appear in literature in the 14th century. These small Podengos traveled around the world on the caravels of Portuguese explorers, keeping the ship's food stores free of rodents and protecting the sailors from vermin-born disease. In 2001, PPPCA's founders, Marilyn Piurek & Kip Bergstrom, brought the first Podengos to show in the USA.
The Podengo Pequeno averages 9-13 lbs, stands 8' -12' tall, and comes in two coat types - smooth and wire. It has an average life expectancy of 17 years, though some have lived even longer. A hound that is known as one of the best rabbit hunters in the world, it is also a fine companion, excels in the sports of hunting, lure coursing, flyball and agility, is a great little service dog, and is happiest in an active home.
The Podengo Pequeno is accepted in all international registries and is registered in the USA with UKC, AKC, FCPR, ARBA, and rare breed organizations. It participates in the Primitive Class in Europe, US Rare breed organizations and the UKC and in the Hound Group in AKC.
PUPPIES! SEE NEW PUPS, SMOOTH AND WIRE, POSTED ABOVE AT PUPPIES!!
Looking for a puppy? Start at our Puppies section and follow the links. PPPCA members are known for their healthy, well-socialized puppies and work together to breed happy, beautiful smooth and wire coat Podengo Pequenos. PPPCA has a registered breeders program and lists all Member Breeders at http://www.podengos.com/links/memberbreederlinks/. Also visit our links page to see the websites of all of our member-breeders.
All PPPCA Member Breeders in our registered breeders program have agreed to the PPPCA Code of Ethics (http://www.podengos.com/pppca/ppcacodeofethics/) which are important safeguards for you and your potential new PPP puppy!
Make sure the breeder you work with is a bona fide member of the PPPCA. Browse these pages to learn more about the breed and the PPPCA. If you have questions or would like more information, contact us at email@example.com
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