The Estrela Mountain Dog is a purebred dog from the Estrela Mountains of Portugal. Courageous, protective, and loyal, these pups have some of the best qualities of most dog breeds around today. The Estrela Mountain Dog goes by several names, including Portuguese Shepherd and Cao da Serra da Estrela. These large, beautiful dogs live primarily in their homeland of Portugal, but you might still find them in local shelters and breed specific rescues. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop! These adorable pups are quite large and suited for larger homes, preferably with yards to roam. They might not be well suited for apartment living. They’re loyal and protective, which makes them great for households of all sizes. If you want a loving companion who will guard your home and family and alert you to any potential dangers, then this beautiful pooch might be right for you!

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Key Vitals of Estrela Mountain Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Estrela Mountain Dog Herding Dogs 24 to 30 inches 75 to 130 pounds 11 to 15 years