So you’re looking to adopt an Estrela Mountain Dog, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Estrela Mountain Dog is named for the Estrela Mountains in Portugal and is believed to be the oldest breed in the region. The breed has several distinctive physical characteristics including rosed ears, a black mask and a hook at the end of its tail. He is an inseparable companion of the shepherd and a faithful flock guardian, bravely protecting it against predators and thieves. A wonderful farm and house guard, he is distrustful towards strangers but typically docile to his master.As a companion in the home, an Estrela will bond for life. He will love and protect his whole family, but a piece of his soul will belong to that one special family member of his choosing. As an Estrela owner tells us: “There is nothing compared to the love of an Estrela.” Breed Contact DetailsWebsite: www.mistymountainestrelas.comPhone: 704-385-9928Person: Robin Eatman The Estrela Mountain Dog is not only an excellent livestock guardian, but is also known for his love of children and family. Proper socialization and training as a puppy is very important so that the dominance in the Estrela’s personality does not become aggressive.”
An Estrela Mountain Dog typically ranges from 62.230000000000004cm to 73.66cm in height, and weighs from 34.926612490000004kg to 59.874192840000006kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Estrela Mountain Dog breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Estrela Mountain Dog insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.