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Rafeiro do Alentejo

Rafeiro do Alentejo
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Overview

Rafeiro do Alentejo, also known as the Alentejo Mastiff or Portuguese Mastiff, is a large and powerful breed of dog that originates from Portugal. This breed was originally developed to guard livestock and property, and as such, they are known for their strong protective instincts and territorial nature.

Temperament

Rafeiro do Alentejos are generally calm, steady, and devoted to their family. They are intelligent dogs, but can be independent and stubborn, so early socialization and training is important. Due to their natural guarding instincts, they can be wary of strangers, but they are not typically aggressive unless they feel their family or territory is threatened.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Rafeiro do Alentejo is around 10-12 years.

Shedding

Rafeiro do Alentejos have a short, dense, and weather-resistant coat that sheds moderately year-round. Regular brushing and grooming can help to manage shedding and keep their coat healthy and shiny.

Puppy

Rafeiro do Alentejo puppies are typically large, with males weighing between 90-132 pounds and females weighing between 70-99 pounds at maturity. As with any large breed, proper socialization and training is important from a young age. It is also important to provide them with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them healthy and happy.

Breed Information

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Origin:Portugal
Breed Group:Guardian Dog (UKC)
Size:Large to Giant
Type:Purebred
Life span:10-12 years
Temperament:Calm
Independent
Protective
Self-confidence
Sober
Territorial
Height:Male: 27-28 inches (66-75 cm)
Female: 25-28 inches (64-70 cm)
Weight:Male: 110-132 pounds (50-60 kg)
Female: 100-121 pounds (45-55 kg)
Colors:Black
Gray
Fawn
Yellow
Brindle
Litter Size:3-5 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $800 - $1000 USD

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Rank Male Female
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2 Bear Chloe
3 Buster Gracie
4 Henry Pepper
5 Gus Lulu
6 Rocco Cookie
7 Blue Missie
8 Moose Millie
9 Bo Harley
10 Ace Sugar
11 Peanut Trixie
12 Gunner Josie
13 Brutus Mimi
14 Chase Bonnie
15 Maverick Sally
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