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Estrela Mountain Dog

Estrela Mountain Dog

  • WEIGHT: 60 to 110 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 20 to 27 inches
  • COLOR(S): Yellow, reddish brown, gray, brindle. With or without white markings and black mask.
  • BREED GROUP: Working
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Cao De Castro Laboreiro

BREED GROUP: Working
WEIGHT: 44 to 88 lbs
HEIGHT: 21 to 24 inches
COLOR(S): Gray with or without black mask and brindle.
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DESCRIPTION

The Laboreiro is a very brave protective flock guardian dog. Intelligent, very dominant and fearless. Loyal, docile friend to its owners but is sometimes aggressive with strangers. The Laboreiro is trustworthy and very tolerant of children within its own family.

TEMPERAMENT

Those that the Laboreiro does not know is considered suspicious, is not trusted and will be watched closely. It will only tolerate orders of its owners. It will not tolerate a stranger telling it what to do. This breed will instinctively patrol its territory. It lives with its livestock not letting strange people or animals anywhere near what it is protecting. The Laboreiro will find high grounds to rest where he can watch over his flock. This is not a yappy breed; if the Laboreiro is barking, the dog feels there is something wrong. This is a breed which requires a very dominant owner. Starting from puppyhood, the dog must learn to respect its owner, not fear him. Harsh training does not work with this breed. These dogs may be difficult to control and need experienced training and firm handling. Not a breed for the average owner. Does best with a job to do.

GROOMING

This breed requires high levels of care for its grooming needs. The long coat must be brushed twice a week to prevent shedding.

HEALTH

No significant health problems for this breed.

EXERCISE

This breed needs some type of job to do. When not working it needs to be taken on a daily, long walk.

TRAINING

If the Laboreiro is barking, the dog feels there is something wrong. This is a breed which requires a very dominant owner. Starting from puppyhood, the dog must learn to respect its owner, not fear him. Harsh training does not work with this breed.



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