Cão de Gado Transmontano
The Cão de Gado Transmontano (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkɐ̃w̃ dɨ ˈɣaðu tɾɐ̃ʒmõˈtɐnu]) is a giant dog breed of molosser type, and primarily a working dog used as a livestock guardian. Originating in the region of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province, Portugal, it is a rare breed mostly confined to this area. Their primary function is flock and herd protection, and their success is interlinked with the welfare of the flock and the presence of wolves, particularly. Although they are a regional breed, their wolf-defense capacity has led to limited experimental importation elsewhere. Some Portuguese breed clubs that provide translated webpages in English have also referred to them as Transmontano mastiffs and Transmontano cattle dogs.
Also known as
This breed is also called Transmontano Cattle Dog as well as Transmontano Mastiff.
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