Estrela Mountain Dog
Weight: 66 - 110 lbs.
Height: 24" - 29"
Life Span: 10 - 12 years
Health Problems: Hip dysplasia. Requires experienced dog owner.
Also Known As: Serra da Estrela Mountain Dog, Portuguese Sheepdog, C?o da Serra da Estrela
Category: Companion Dog
Exercise NeedsThe Estrela Mountain Dog requires daily brisk exercise and plenty of room to roam.
Grooming NeedsRoutine brushing and combing and occasional bathing is required for your Estrela Mountain Dog.
TemperamentThe 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 KidsLoves children.
HistoryThe 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 FactsOne of the oldest dog Portuguese dog breeds.
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