Serra da Estrela Local Customs

  • Serra da Estrela - Portugal
    Serra da Estrela - Portugal
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  • Local Customs
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  • Serra da Estrela's Dog in his wild state
    Serra da Estrela's Dog in his wild state
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    by solopes Updated Feb 22, 2015

    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.

    Serra da Estrela - Portugal
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    Cão da Serra

    by xicomelo Written Jun 29, 2005

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    "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.

    Serra da Estrela's Dog in his wild state

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    by ncfg Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    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.

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