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The Estrela Mountain Dog, also known as Portuguese Shepherd, Estrela Shepherd, is a large, handsome and noble dog that originated in Portugal, where they were bred to herd and guard their owners" livestock and homes in the Estrela Mountain regions of the country. They are known for their courage, loyalty and intelligence, as well as their friendly, loving nature, which is why they have always been so highly regarded in their native Portugal.
Read our Estrela Mountain Dog Buying Advice page for information on this dog breed.