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Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Pequeno
Picture of Spike, a male Portuguese Podengo Wire-Haired Pequeno

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Home:Nottingham, England, United Kingdom  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Spikerelli, Spikeydoodledoo, Spikeyroodyroo, Bubby, Bubby Woo, Pikey Woo Woo, Turkey Butt Boy

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

September 22nd 2003

Attention, Snuggling with a blankie, Hugging & Kissing,Digging at the carpet, blankets,bed.. just digging, Barking at neighbours, Running thru the house like a maniac chasing his sister.

Anyone trying to groom him in ANY way, Riding in the car, The neighbours

Favorite Toy:
A little rubber Santa ball with a squeaker in it, Tug rope

Favorite Food:
Anything the family eats, meats, veggies.. doesn't matter.. if we eat it, he wants it too.

Favorite Walk:

Best Tricks:
He doesn't really know any tricks, nor does he really have any interest in learning any. He can walk acrossed the room on back legs tho. He has NO FEAR of anything so he tries to jump/climb anything available.

Arrival Story:
Spike is a rescue baby that was on death row at the pound. He'd been roaming the streets for some time. When he was finally picked up, he was filthy and matted. We got him from RAIN Rescue. The day we saw him was the day the pound had him scheduled to be put down. He had bronchitis and kennel cough. He had also been abused. I had already fallen in love with his huge brown eyes just seeing a picture of him online. I had been looking for a brother or sister for our Schipperke named Kanika. She really needed a playmate. We've had him a year and a half now. He keeps settling in more and more all of the time. He's one of the loviest little babies you could ever meet. I really do not think he ever had a real home til he came here. He is still learning how to play with people and toys. He's an important part of our family now. It is obvious he loves us as much as we love him. March 07- After reviewing pics from Crufts, we realize Spike is not a Cairn cross.. but in fact a Portuguese Podengo Pequeno!

Spike "purrs". I've never known a dog to purr before, but he does. The first week we thought he doesn't like to be petted. Not the case at ALL. He just has a low growly purring noise he makes when he is happy. Also, I guess it's probably a cairn thing since I've now seen another dog on Animal Planet do it. Spike smiles with full teeth. Mostly in the morning when he first gets out of bed. Before we knew him well, we just thought he was baring teeth at us nervously. Nope, again.. not at all. He just smiles that way! hehe The last pic is actually showing teeth cuz he doesn't like his toenails checked..

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January 17th 2007 More than 9 years!

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