Cao da Serra de Aires Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Cao da Serra de Aires Dog and want to know if a Cao da Serra de Aires is suitable for your household?

Use the Cao da Serra de Aires information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Cao da Serra de Aires and more.

Cao da Serra de Aires Facts

  • Name: Cao da Serra de Aires
  • Other Names: Portuguese Sheepdog, Portuguese Shepherd Dog
  • Origin: Portugal
  • Breed Group: Herding
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Cao da Serra de Aires Dog Facts

Cao da Serra de Aires Information

The coat of the Portuguese Sheepdog is either long and smooth or with a slight wave. It does not have an undercoat. Colors include yellow-red chestnut, gray, fawn, wolf or black. A few white hairs are permissible but patches of white hairs are not, except for white patches on the chest. The forelimbs are symmetrically covered with long hair. It has a beard, which gives it a mature look. The eyes are round and dark, with a gentle expression. The moderately sized ears usually hang down the sides of the cheeks, but sometimes they are cropped. Cropping is banned in some European countries. For his moderate size, the dog appears rather high on the legs. His feet are particularly adaptable to rough terrain. His legs are strong and his chest is deep. The hair is longer on the head, giving the dog bangs and a banged-up untidy look. It has a wide, sturdy head with a prominent nose, and strong jaws and teeth. The tail is pointed, reaching the dog's hocks.

The breed standard states that the ideal Cão da Serra de Aires is "exceptionally intelligent and very lively.", devoted to the flock and the shepherd but wary of strangers and a good night guarding dog.

What to do if you lose your Cao da Serra de Aires

If your Cao da Serra de Aires Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Contact the nearby vets to see if anyone has handed in your lost pet.

4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Cao da Serra de Aires

If you find a Cao da Serra de Aires Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your area.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who can scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.