Cane da Pastore di Oropa

A Shepherd Dog of Oropa – Courtesy

            Cane da Pastore d’Oropa

Also known as: Cane da Pastore d’Oropa, Shepherd Dog of Oropa, Cane Pastore Biellese,  Biella Shepherd

Origin: Northern Italy / Italian Alps

Height at shoulder: 23.5 inches (60 cm)

Weight: 60 pounds (27 kg)

Coat: Short to medium / Smooth to somewhat rough

Color: Merle with black and tan markings, black or shades of brown

Ears: Erect to semi-erect

Tail: Long to natural bob

A Shepherd Dog of Oropa watching over a flock – Courtesy

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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