Hi, my name is Angie. I have been obsessed with dogs since I was on all fours myself. But only real dogs can fill a dog person’s heart, so I surrounded myself with them as often as possible – from a Dal to a Dobie to an entire Husky pack. My dogs are my chosen family members and they go everywhere with me. I think constantly bout how I can make them happier and healthier, and in turn I get to become a better person.
I created this blog to share my life in dog years as authentically and candidly as possible. The plan is to fill it with with personal anecdotes of failures and successes, tips and suggestions from my acquired knowledge of training and nutrition, as well as reviews of products I purchase (no sponsored posts!).
Why Primitive Hounds? Because of my interest in the crossing grounds of wild and domestic hunting dogs…and of course, these two:
My soul dog is Deer, a Portuguese Podengo Medio, who recently left this Earth at 17 years old. She was imported to hunt in Connecticut and dumped at 13, but since her adoption, Deer broke and defied all expectations. In nearly 4 years together, we spent over 200 days on the road, conquering both mountains and cities. She was exceptionally wise and independent, always sure of what she wanted, as well as a fighter to the very end, even surviving cancer. Now her legend lives on.
Jasper, also known as “AKC CH UKC CH Broken Road It’s 5 O’ Clock Somewhere,” used to simply be Deer’s “pet fox,” but has since become a personality of his own. He’s a 7 year old Portuguese Podengo Pequeno retired show dog from Indiana, who joined us 2 years ago. He was once called “Jittery Jasper” for his debilitating anxieties, and while alert and distracted are still his middle names, we have since dug out a sassy, loving comedian.
Forrest, currently known as Huxley and formerly named Patrick, is an impending Portuguese Podengo Medio adoption, who is 2 years old. He currently resides in Brooklyn, but was originally from Texas, born from a Brazilian mother (who’s own mother was #1 Podengo in Finland and Brazil) and a Portuguese father. He may not have joined this family officially yet, but we are very excited to offer him a forever home!