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Perro de Pastor Mallorquin

If you are looking for a dog that is both intelligent and affectionate, the Perro de Pastor Mallorquin may be the perfect breed for you. Also known as the Mallorcan Sheepdog, this beautiful dog has a rich history, great character and requires minimal grooming.

History

The Perro de Pastor Mallorquin originated on the island of Mallorca, located in the Mediterranean Sea. This breed was originally bred to herd cattle on the rugged, mountainous terrains of the island. Because of his hard work and dedication to his duties, the Perro de Pastor Mallorquin quickly became a beloved breed among herders.

The breed had a rough time in the 1960s and 1970s when it was nearly extinct. Fortunately, a group of breeders worked to save the breed and since then the popularity of the Perro de Pastor Mallorquin has continued to grow.

Character

The Perro de Pastor Mallorquin is a dog with a very affectionate character. This loyal companion bonds strongly with its owner and family and can sometimes be somewhat suspicious of strangers. It is an intelligent breed that can learn well and likes to perform tasks. This breed has a very strong territorial instinct and will protect its family from potential danger. It is a calm dog that gets along well with children and other pets.

Health

In general, the Perro de Pastor Mallorquin is a healthy breed with an average lifespan of 11 to 13 years. However, as with all other dog breeds, there are a few conditions to watch out for. Among other things, hip dysplasia and eye problems can occur. That is why it is important to inquire about the health of the parents and possibly additional health tests when purchasing a puppy.

Care

The Perro de Pastor Mallorquin has a short, dense coat that does not require much grooming. A weekly brushing is sufficient to keep the coat in good condition. As with all dog breeds, it is important to trim the nails and brush the teeth regularly. It is also advisable to give this dog sufficient exercise, for example by taking regular walks.

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