Country/Date of Origin:Portugal/1800s
This is an old-fashioned type of sheepdog that has been used to herd livestock for many centuries. Some authorities believe that it is possibly descended from a pair of Briards that were imported into Portugal from France. It was not until about 1930 that the appearance of this dog became standardized. It is still used to work sheep in its homeland but is becoming popular as a show dog and house pet.
FCI Group: 1 (Herding)