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Castro Laboreiro Dog

Cattle Protector (other names: Co de Castro Laboreiro, Castro Laboreiro Livestock Guarding Dog, Portuguese Cattle Dog)

origin:Portugal
date origin:1500s
life expectancy:13 years
classification:Herding
height:51 to 64 cm
weight:23 to 24 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonableclimate: Temperatesize: Medium
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History [ edit ]

This dog is probably one of the most ancient dogs in the Iberian Peninsula. He got his name from Portugal´s village Castro Laboreiro, where he can be found living at variable heights in Laboreiro´s Mountains.

The origins of the Portuguese Cattle Dog are unknown, and despite the theory that defends that alike the Serra da Estrela Dog he has his origins in Tibetan´s dogs, the