Estrela Mountain Dog

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Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service
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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.
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
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Estrela Mountain Dog puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Estrela Mountain Dog varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Estrela Mountain Dog puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Estrela Mountain Dogs sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Estrela Mountain Dog with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

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Annual cost of owning an Estrela Mountain Dog puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Estrela Mountain Dogs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Anonymous asked:
I have 2 teacup Yorkies only a year apart. My son who is 12 months old 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 it's too friendly. I don't live in a good area but I have a huge yard. Do you think this dog would be okay with guarding my family when they venture out into the yard? I don't want to buy an Estrela Mountain Dog puppy if it's not a good fit for my family.

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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.

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If your 12-month old lies on the teacup dogs, etc., I'd be really careful having an Estrela around the baby.

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You can fly to Portugal and get an Estrela Mountain Dog puppy for sale over there. Best not to ship from Portugal back to the States as the health of the puppy would be put in jeopardy. They average around $800.

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.

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I'd get one from a Portuguese breeder. There are only a few breeders here and they aren't very knowledgeable about henetics, etc. It's worth the price of the plane ticket.

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Updated: 9/21/2017