The biggest Portuguese dog is named "Serra da Estrela" a very big and peaceful dog.
It was trained to help the shepherds with the cattle, but its impressive image and good behaviour made him a very appreciated guard for farms and villas.
It's easy to buy a dog, and there are several selling points in the mountain.
- National/State Park
Cão da Serra
"Cão Serra da Estrela" or, in english, Serra da Estrela's dog, is the typical animal of this place. It's a rare dog with many good qualities. The most interesing thing is that this kind of dog only exists here in his wild state.
It was used for a long time (and even today is used) as the best friend of the shepherds. It's a very big dog but, however, very peaceful to humans and faithful to his shepherd.
I took this photo in the hotel where I stayed, every day there was a man making blankets of sheep’s wool on the traditional way in a machine called Tear.
There were beautiful and they seem very warm.