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Estrela Mountain Dog Breed Information

Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service
Estrela Mountain Dog
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Weight
Male: 75-110; Female: 60-90 lbs
Height
Male: 23-27; Female: 20-24 inches
Color(s)
Yellow, fawn, wolfgray, brindle; white markings, black mask
Overview
Originating in Portugal, the Estrela Mountain Dog was used for herding and guarding. They were prized by both farmers and aristocrats for their ability with both flock and estate. The Estrela Mountain Dog breed is considered to be one of the oldest dogs in Portugal and is quite rare in North America.
Character
The Estrela Mountain Dog is agile, sturdy, and hardy. This mastiff-type breed possesses strength, power, and is extremely vigilant.
Temperament
The Estrela Mountain Dog breed is independent, intelligent, affectionate, and loyal. They form close deep attachments to their family and do not do well if re-homed. The Estrela Mountain Dog does well with children and other pets they have been raised with. They are aloof and wary with strangers and will not hesitate to protect their family, home, and territory. An alert, faithful, and loving breed, they make excellent guard dogs and companions.
Care
Estrela Mountain Dog's require regular brushing with special attention needed during heavy seasonal shedding. Bathing should be done when necessary. Estrela Mountain Dog's are relatively a healthy breed, although gastric problems and hip dysplasia may occur.
Coat
The Estrela Mountain Dog is a double coat breed with the coat presented in two varieties: Long and Short. The Long haired variety has an outer coat that is close, harsh, thick, and straight. The under coat is dense. The Short hair variety has an outer coat that is harsh, straight, and thick. The under coat is dense. The Estrela Mountain Dog breed is a seasonal heavy shedder.
Training
The Estrela Mountain Dog has a tendency to be stubborn, willful, and dominant. Early socialization and obedience training is required. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with fairness, firmness, consistency, and patience.
Activity
The Estrela Mountain Dog breed is not recommended for apartment living. They are prone to wandering and barking. The Estrela Mountain Dog does best with a large securely fenced yard or rural setting with a job to do.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Estrela Mountain Dog puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

1/22/2012 9:49:31 AM

1/22/2012 9:49:31 AM

I have 2 teacup yorkies only a year apart. My son 12 months loves to push, grab, and lay on my... I have 2 teacup yorkies only a year apart. My son 12 months loves to push, grab, and lay on my teacups. My husband says we need a bigger dog. Do you think this dog can handle all the affections my son and husband have. I was looking at a golden, but its tooo friendly. i dont live in a good area but i have a huge yard. Do you think this dog would be okay with gaurding my family when they venture out into the yard? Someone please answer my questions. I dont want to buy this type of dog and it not be a good fit for my family.

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Anonymous

The Estrela Mountain Dog would work for what you want in a family dog. But please be careful as to where you get it from. Only a dog from a reputable breeder that strives for the best health, temperament and standards is what you want. Paying a bit more in the beginning may be hard, but it will be worth it.
7/10/2014 4:59:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/13/2011 5:04:12 PM

1/13/2011 5:04:12 PM

How much do Estrela Mountain Dogs usually cost? They look really cute, I might want one, BUT... How much do Estrela Mountain Dogs usually cost? They look really cute, I might want one, BUT there are no breeders listed *sigh*

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Anonymous

You can fly to portugal and get a Estrela Mountain Dog. Best not to ship. Probably 800 in u.s money
1/29/2011 7:03:52 PM

Anonymous

I'm from Portugal and getting a Serra da Estrela dog is relatively easy around here. A dog with pedigree will cost you around 750$, but you can get one without pedigree for less than 100$
6/1/2011 7:02:35 PM

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