Estrela Mountain Dog
Alternative Breed Name: Portuguese Shepherd Cão da Serra da Estrela
Country of origin
Litter size From 4 to 8 puppies
Experience required Experience required
Estrela Mountain Dog Personality Temperament
Level of aggression
Tolerance to separation
Level of noise
Facts about Estrela Mountain Dog
The most ancient breed in the Pyrenees. There is no exact information about the origin. The mentions of these dogs in writing date back to the times of the Roman Empire. Bred in the mountains of Portugal, they were almost unknown outside the country.
The Estrela Mountain Dogs were previously used to transport carts of goods and now are mostly used as sheepdogs. In the second half of the twentieth century, these dogs were on the verge of extinction.