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Rafeiro do Alentejo

The Lusitanian titan

Breed
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Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
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Original Name : Rafeiro do Alentejo

Type : Molossoid

Other Names : Portuguese, Mastiff

Male size : 26-29 inches

Male weight : 88-110 lbs

Female size : 25-27½ inches

Female weight : 77-99 lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Portugal

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These giant, strong dogs are hardy and sober. The general impression is slightly convex, with more length than breadth.

Head+

Bear-like, broader at the top of the skull, less rounded at the bottom.

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Body+

Strong, very muscular, long, bulky, sloping slightly toward the rear and arched.

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Coat+

Black, wolf-like, fawn or yellow, with white markings, or white with these colors, dappled, streaked or brindled.

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Ears+

Set medium high, folded, hanging at the sides, not very mobile.

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Tail+

Set medium high, thick, long and curved, more so at the tip, but never kinked.

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Hair+

Short, preferably medium length, heavy, dense and smooth.

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Portuguese Mastiffs are outstanding homestead guard dogs as well as being very well suited to protecting livestock, especially at night. During daylight hours, they are less alert, but they are still menacing if they come across any uninvited visitors.

Did you know ?

There are so many things that make this breed special. Take a closer look, for instance, and you’ll see that its pink skin is dappled with black.

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