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Estrela Mountain Dog

Originating from mountainous Estrela region in central Portugal, the Estrela Mountain Dog is a large, good natured flock-guarding breed. The nature of his job, protecting against wolves, and the terrain in which he worked, rugged mountain pastures, resulted in the development of a capable, dependable dog, supple and agile, powerful and fearless. Highly prized guardians of both flock and family.

The calm and loyal Estrela Mountain Dog is known for its affinity with children, whom it will protect instinctively. It is also known for it's agility, this large, athletic breed has the ability to scale high fences effortlessly. 

An excellent watchdog with an impressively loud voice, the Estrela Mountain Dog is a strong and independently minded breed which requires early and ongoing socialisation combined with firm but fair consistent training.

 

Estrela Mountain Dog Size: Large
Height: Dogs: 65-72cm Bitches 62-68cm
Coat: Medium
Grooming: More than weekly
Exercise: Up to 1 hour daily
Ideal Home: Large countryside dwelling
Colours: Brindle • Fawn • Fawn Black Mask • Grey