Azores Cattle Dog

Auto De Fe Jeanne – Courtesy Jouni Lehikoinen

Azores Cattle Dog

Also known as: Fila De Sao Miguel

Origin: Portugal

Height at shoulder: 18–24 inches (47–61 cm)

Weight: 44–90 pounds (20–41 kg)

Coat: Short, smooth, dense, strong textured

Color: Brindle, fawn, gray, or yellow; may have white patches on chin, chest, and feet

Ears: Naturally high set, pendant or cropped round

Tail: Long or docked

Loading bulls at Vattukorven Hereford Farms – Courtesy Satu Huusko

Auto De Fe Pimiko at 10 months of age – Courtesy Jouni Lehikoinen

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

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