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Rafeiro do Alentejo


The Rafeiro do Alentejo is a breed of dog that originated in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The breed has been used for hundreds of years as a guard dog on farms and as a guard dog of livestock. The Rafeiro do Alentejo originated from crosses between different dog breeds, including the Mastiff, the Bulldog and the Alaunt.


The Rafeiro do Alentejo is known for its courageous and independent character. These dogs are very loyal to their family and have a strong protective instinct. However, they can also be stubborn and require consistent training. Rafeiro do Alentejos are generally friendly towards people, but can be reserved with strangers.


In general, the Rafeiro do Alentejo is a healthy breed. However, as with all dog breeds, they can suffer from certain health issues such as hip dysplasia and eye problems. It is therefore important to have your dog's health regularly checked by a veterinarian.


The Rafeiro do Alentejo needs little care. The coat of these dogs is short and dense and does not require frequent brushing. However, it is important to trim their nails and brush their teeth regularly. Rafeiro do Alentejos need a lot of exercise and space to run and play.

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