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Portuguese Cattle Dog

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Overview: The exact origin of the Cao de Castro Laboreiro 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: black, mahogany and chestnut
Coat: The coat is thick and coarse
Character: The Cao de Castro Laboreiro is loyal, brave and dominant.
Temperament: The Cao de Castro Laboreiro 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 Cao de Castro Laboreiro 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.
Life Expectancy: 12-14

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