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Rafeiro do Alentjo

Purebred Dog Breed

Description

This extra large dog has a broad rounded head, with a short and strong neck. Strong upright limbs in the front and rear hold up this big animal with a curving tail. The hair is medium length and thick, straight and dense.

Coloring

Black, tawny or yellowish, that is in a striped or spotted pattern

Temperament

This big dog is calm, sober and brave making it a great watch dog as they are great with a family, but come suspicious of strangers at night and are very territorial. Because of the size and dominance of this dog, if you donÆt train it early a grown dog can be too strong and big to conform to your demands.

Origin

The Rafeiro do Alentejo is a breed of dog that originated in Portugal. The Rafeiro do Alentejo was bred to be a livestock and property guardian dog. They tend to mature slowly, making them lively puppies until about four years old.

Care Level

Easy if trained early

petkey™ Breed Statistics

# Registered Pets 0
Males 2 (0.00 %)
Females 3 (0.00 %)
Microchip Count 5 (0.00 %)
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