You'll need a home with a yard if you're considering a Cao De Castro Laboreiro, or Portuguese Cattle Dog. This independent-minded working breed is a large animal that requires at least an hour of exercise a day. When one of these pups joins your household, you'll have a loyal guard and protector. They do well with children in the family but not other pets. Provide early socialization and a firm hand in obedience training to teach your pooch to respect you as alpha. In addition to sharing long walks with your furry friend, give this breed a task to keep them content.
The Cao De Castro Laboreiro can be affectionate and loyal to the members of their family. They'll watch strangers closely and act as a patrol dog around your property. With firm, consistent training and adequate activity, this pooch makes a pawtastic addition to a household that has experience with intelligent, willful dogs.