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Portuguese Sheepdog

Dog Portuguese Sheepdog

The Portuguese Sheepdog is a breed of dog originating from the Alentejo, more specifically from the Serra de Aires region, in Portugal. It is an ancient breed, known since the 16th century, "Cão da Serra de Aires" in Portuguese.

The Portuguese Sheepdog is a medium-sized dog, with a height at the withers of 45 to 55 cm for males and 42 to 52 cm for females. The average weight generally varies between 20 and 27 kg. Its coat is long, dense, wavy to curly, soft and silky, with a black and tan coat, the rarer colors are yellow, brown, gray or fawn.

The head is proportionate to the rest of the body, with a slightly domed skull. The muzzle is of medium length. The eyes are oval in shape, dark in color, expressing intelligence and liveliness. The ears are set high, of medium size, and carried drooping.

The Portuguese Sheepdog is an affectionate dog devoted to his family. He gets along well with children and other pets. However, it is important to note that he needs plenty of exercise and attention. He must have a large yard or field where he can run and play. It is also important to walk him regularly.

The Portuguese Sheepdog is an excellent shepherd dog. It is used for driving flocks of sheep and goats. It is also used as a working dog, devoted guard dog and companion dog.

The Portuguese Sheepdog is a relatively easy dog to care for. Its long coat requires regular grooming. It is important to brush it several times a week to remove dead hair and debris.

As a herding dog, the Portuguese Sheepdog has moderate to high exercise needs. He enjoys outdoor activities, regular walks and opportunities to play. The Portuguese Sheepdog is generally a robust breed. Like all breeds, regular care, a balanced diet and visits to the veterinarian are important to maintain health.

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