Estrela Mountain Dog
Colour: Fawn, brindle, wolf with black muzzle or mask
Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
The Estrela Mountain Dog is strong-willed, affectionate, loyal and stubborn.
Powerful and sturdy, Estrela Mountain Dogs are loyal and alert with a strong guarding instinct. They are independent and can be stubborn too, and need strong-willed, experienced owners.
Originally bred to guard flocks of sheep from wolves.
This strong-willed dog has a powerful guarding instinct.
Owners: loyal, affectionate
Children: natural guard
Other Pets: accepted
Strangers: suspicious, territorial
Unfamiliar Dogs: not tolerant of others
Experienced, strong-willed, physically strong owner with a secure garden or yard who is willing to give this powerful dog a job to do to keep its lively mind occupied.
Tendency to be aggressive to strangers and unfamiliar dogs. May display status-related aggression towards gentle owners.
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