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Short-haired Estrela Mountain Dog

Photo: Canil De Penhas Douradas

The Estrela Mountain Dog is a robust breed – the result of the shepherd's enduring selection practises, based on temperament and funcionality. However, just like any other canine breed, it has some predisposition to some problems, in this case common to all large-sized dogs:

Other genetic issues that were diagnosed in the breed, although the extension of their impact is unknown, are tumours, epilepsy,  Crohn's disease, Addison's disease, progressive retine atrophy and entropion.

Long-haired Estrela Mountain Dog

Photo courtesy of Ponta da Pinta

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