A large, athletic dog, the Estrela Mountain Dog is a formidable opponent for any predator – fortunately, it is not often called upon to rise to anyone’s life-or-death defense. It is calm but fearless and will not hesitate to react to danger, making it an exceptional watchdog as well as an excellent guard dog. It is intelligent, loyal, and faithful, affectionate to those it knows but wary of those it does not. It is instinctively protective of any children in its family. It needs early and continued socialization to be trustworthy around small pets and other dogs.
It’s important to begin training and socializing the Serra da Estrela dog from puppyhood to nurture its acceptance of different situations. This is a strong independent-minded breed that will need persistent training and consistent leadership. It has a tendency to bark, especially when protecting his or her territory. As with most livestock guardians, the Serra da Estrela dog is not a “pet” for everyone. Strong ownership is paramount.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Estrela Mountain Dog Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
SA, TWO WELLS: KENNEL “TORAMIS”: Toramis Kennels – Pat & John Buckley: PHONE +0412030691 or 0423958223
CARTAXO; “Ponta da Pinta” Manuela Paraiso + (351) 9630 61658 Vale da Pinta firstname.lastname@example.org
COIMBRA; “QuintadoPasto” Nanci Pereira, email@example.com
Manteigas: suzette.veiga: PHONE: +351) 275 981 215: MOBILE: (+351) 919 465 318
PORTUGAL: Marta Correia & João Silvino: PHONE +00351967134183
CARMARTHENSHIRE; “Asterel” Trisha Dean, +01994 231242. firstname.lastname@example.org
LANCASHIRE ; “Milagre” Gill Reid +01253 969431 email@example.com
MID GLAMORGAN; “Wentcourt” Sian & Jeff Yeoman, +01 443 834925, +(Mobile) 0797 660 9125 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUFFOLK; “Adephagia” Julie Pine & Jason Frater +01206 262234, Info@AdephagiaEstrelas.co.uk
SUSSEX; “Drimbea” Ms N Marshall email@example.com
YORKSHIRE; “Bamcwt” Louise Bermingham and Sue Kendrick, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
NC, POLKTON: KENNEL “MISTY MOUNTAIN”: ROBIN EATMAN: PHONE +704-385-9928 MOBILE + 704-254-7766