Courtesy of Teresa Laranjeiro


Courtesy of Teresa Laranjeiro


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Portuguese Cattle Dog


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Other Names
C„o de Castro Laboreiro, Castro Laboreiro Dog

Origin
Portugal, 1500's
The exact origins of this breed as still unclear, however they are thought to be descended from the Estrela Mountain Dogs and Mastiffs..

Use
Companion, Livestock Dog, Guarding

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12-13 years of age

Weight & Height
50 to 75 pounds & 20 to 24 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
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Temperment
Breed is still used as a protector of sheep and cattle. They have a unique voice and tend to threaten first and greet later. They also make a good watchdog for that reason.. They are affectionate with their owners but are always wary of strangers.

Living Conditions
Not recommended in apartment, these dogs need at least a large yard.

Grooming
Coat requires some brushing

Exercise
The Portuguese Cattle Dog needs daily exercise and room to run

Coat Texture
They have a thick and resitant coat that is rough to the touch

Coat Colors
Red Brindle, Black, Black Brindle

Puppies
6-10 pups per litter

Recognition
Fédération Cynologique Internationale

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