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Castro Laboreiro Livestock Guarding Dog

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Overview: The exact origin of the Castro Laboreiro Livestock Guarding Dog is not known. It was used as to guard flocks. The breed is still used for this purpose and as a pet.
Breed Group: Flock Guard
Weight (lbs): 50-75
Height (in): 20-24
Colors: mahogany, chestnut and black
Coat: The coat is short and coarse, thick and resistant.
Character: The Castro Laboreiro Livestock Guarding Dog is loyal, brave and dominant.
Temperament: The Castro Laboreiro Livestock Guarding Dog is good with children in the family. They don't like strangers. As a dominant breed, it may not tolerate other dogs well.
Care: The coat needs little care other than an occasional bath and brushing.
Training: The Castro Laboreiro Livestock Guarding Dog may be difficult to train and control. They need to respect their owners, but not be made to fear. Firm, but respectful, training is needed from a dominant owner.
Activity: This breed needs a large outdoor area. You will notice this dog "patrolling" his territory. They need some room to roam in a fenced area.
Country of Origin: Portugal
Life Expectancy: 12-14

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