Rafeiro do Alentejo
The Rafeiro do Alentejo (also known as Rafeiro of Alentejo and Alentejo Mastiff, among other names), is a large breed of dog that originated in Portugal. The breed is of the livestock guardian type, and the name refers to its area of origin, Alentejo, in south-central Portugal. Although the word rafeiro means 'mongrel' in Portuguese, the variety is recognised as a standardised breed by the Portuguese Caniculture Club and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).
Also known as
This breed is also called Alentejo Mastiff, Portuguese Mastiff as well as Rafeiro Of Alentejo.
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