Cao de Castro Laboreiro Breed Appearance
The Cão de Castro Laboreiro is a larger dog but not oversized by any measure. It stands just under two feet tall at the shoulder on average and usually weighs between 55 and 90 pounds. Its appearance is similar to that of a Labrador Retriever with a long, slightly tapered muzzle, a sturdy and powerful yet not quite athletic build and a similar coat structure (minus the color). They have folded ears, almond-shaped eyes that are usually dark, a relatively square stance and a long, somewhat bushy tail. Their coats are unique, being somewhat like that of a wolf - weather resistant, thick and a bit coarse. They also come in similar colors, a mix of light and dark grey with individual hairs (not actual spots) of dark brown and dark red, often aptly referred to as light wolf, dark wolf and mountain color, the latter of which is most preferred.