One of Portugal's oldest breeds, the Estrela guarded sheep and goats in the mountain range of its name.
Someone who wants a hairy mastiff type that might look fluffy but is fearless – even against wolves.
Someone who doesn't want a body guard. Estrelas are naturally protective of their loved ones.
People will amusingly say "You should put a saddle on it!"
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.
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