About the breed...
|This ancient breed is originally from the Aires Plateau in Portugal where he is
|used in herding sheep.
|De Cao da Serra de Aires belongs to a group of European middle sized long-haired
|Shepherd dogs that are closely related and look similar as:
|the Pyrenean Sheepdog, the Gos d'Atura Catalan, the Polski Owczarek Nizinny
|and the Dutch Schapendoes
|His long coat makes him little sensitive to weather conditions
Characteristics of the Cao are:
|playful, inquisitive, independant by nature, intelligent and true to their family.
|They have a great adaptability and have a high degree of activity
|This breed with his generally gentle character requires
|a loving but also consistent training