Pastor Garafiano

Kyra owned by owned by Susanna Carpentieri – Photo by Susanna Gutiérrez and Armando Paz

Pastor Garafiano

Also known as: Garafiano, Garafiano Sheepdog or El Perro de Pastor Garafiano

Origin: Canary Islands

Height at shoulder: 21.5–25 inches (55–64.5 cm)

Weight: 52–77 pounds (23.5–35 kg)

Coat: Medium length and texture

Color: All shades of sable, without or without small white markings

Ears: Varies—carried forward, semi-erect; lifting just above the base to upright with pointed tips

Tail: Long, usually carried low

Kyra crossing the rugged terrain of La Palma. Photo by Susanna Gutiérrez and Armando Paz

To learn about using 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:

http://www.lasrocosa.com/education.html

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