Portuguese Sheepdog

Portuguese Sheepdog

Also known as: Serra, Cão da Serra de Aires, Serra de Aires Sheepdog, Monkey Dog

Origin: Portugal

Height at shoulder: 16–22 inches (41–56 cm)

Weight: 26–40 pounds (12–18 kg)

Coat: Shaggy, straight to slightly wavy, slightly rough, long beard, moustache, and eyebrows not covering eyes

Color: Black, fawn, red, gray, brown (mixed, with or without white hairs), with or without tan markings; may have small white patch on chest

Ears: Set high, hanging (unless cropped) but not folded

Tail: Long, high set

Portuguese Sheepdog – 1932

Portuguese Sheepdog – caodaserradeaires

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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