- WEIGHT: 60 to 70 lbs
- HEIGHT: 22 to 25 inches
- COLOR(S): Black or liver.
- BREED GROUP: Sporting
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.
Estrela Mountain Dogs are loyal, affectionate to their owners, but indifferent to others. They are intelligent and alert, but inclined to be stubborn. They need a firm hand in training, but not a domineering hand. Estrela Mountain Dogs do not like to dominated and need to be shown why your way is better than theirs. They are generally friendly to children, as long as they are behaved. They have a natural nurturing instinct, and they like to bark, which is loud and threatening-sounding. They can be aggressive with dogs of the same sex, but are generally good with other pets. Estrela Mountain Dogs are generally gentle and devoted to their master. They are said to need a lot of love, but are content with whatever they receive.
Estrelas are easy to groom. Give them a good brush once a week and that should keep their coat in good condition. When molting, use a good slicker brush as they will lose their complete undercoat. More attention is needed when the dog is molting. A good 'slicker' brush, a wide toothed comb, and a good rake will make grooming easier.
Estrela Mountain Dogs have relatively few health problems, of these are hip dysplasia and gastric problems.
Exercise the Estrela Mountain Dog as much as you can.
Needs to be trained with a firm hand, but does not like to be dominated. He is known to be very stubborn and may be selectively deaf. Patience is the key to training.
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