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Portuguese Sheepdog

Other names: Cão da Serra de Aires

Portuguese Sheepdog
Portuguese Sheepdog
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Key facts about the Portuguese Sheepdog

  • Life expectancy : Between 10 and 12 years
  • Temperament : Playful, Intelligent
  • Size : Big
  • Type of coat : Long, Short

FCI Group

FCI Group

Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

Section

Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Physical characteristics of the Portuguese Sheepdog

Adult size

Female dog Between 24 and 27 in
Male dog Between 26 and 29 in

Weight

Female dog Between 77 and 99 lb
Male dog Between 99 and 132 lb

Temperament

Affectionate

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Playful

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Calm

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Intelligent

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Hunter

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Fearful / wary of strangers

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Independent

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Behaviour of the Portuguese Sheepdog

Tolerates solitude

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Easy to train / obedience

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Barking

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Tendency to run away

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Destructive

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Greedy / Gluttony

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Guard dog

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First dog

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Lifestyle

Portuguese Sheepdog in a flat

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Need for exercise / Sporty

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Travelling / easy to transport

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Compatibility

Portuguese Sheepdog and cats

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Portuguese Sheepdog and dogs

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Portuguese Sheepdog and children

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Portuguese Sheepdog and the elderly

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Grooming

Health of the Portuguese Sheepdog

Strong / robust

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Withstand heat

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Withstand cold

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Tendency to put on weight

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