Ovelheiro Gaúcho

Ovelheiro Gáucho

 Ovelheiro Gaúcho

Also known as: Gaucho Shepherd,

Origin: Southern Brazil

Height at shoulder: 21–25 inches (55–65 cm)

Weight: 50–70 pounds (23–32 kg)

Coat: Medium length and texture

Color: All colors with or without white and/or tan trim

Ears: Triangular shaped, hanging, semi-erect or upright with pointed tips

 Tail: Long, feathered

Ovelheiros – Courtesy Sergio Silveira De Azevedo

Gaucho with his Ovelheiros circa 1950 – Courtesy Eric Barreto

Ovelheiro Gáucho – Courtesy Amanda

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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