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Estrela Mountain Dog

Size: Large

Weight: 66 - 110 lbs.

Height: 24" - 29"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia. Requires experienced dog owner.

Origin: Portugal

Also Known As: Serra da Estrela Mountain Dog, Portuguese Sheepdog, C?o da Serra da Estrela

Group: Working

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Estrela Mountain Dog requires daily brisk exercise and plenty of room to roam.

Grooming Needs

Routine brushing and combing and occasional bathing is required for your Estrela Mountain Dog.

Temperament

The Estrela Mountain Dog is a protective dog that's generally wary of strangers, but is loving and loyal to its family. The Estrela Mountain Dog is a calm, but naturally dominant breed. Its natural instinct to nurture the young makes it a good family pet.

Compatibility with Kids

Loves children.

History

The Estrela Mountain Dog is a descendant of the ancient Asiatic Mastiffs. It originated during the Middle Ages and was used as a herding dog. Although it suffered from unorthodox cross breeding with the German Shepherd, the breed is once again considered pure.

Pet Facts

One of the oldest dog Portuguese dog breeds.

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