The Cão Palleiro It is a breed of herding dog provenzal.
The ancestors of the Palleiro Cão are dogs introduced to the Iberian peninsula by Central European and Nordic peoples in successive invasions which formed the Suebic Kingdom Galicia. Shares a common origin with the Belgian shepherds, German, Dutch, Flowering or with the Câo of Castro Laboreiro.
This farm dog has existed since then in all of Galicia, and while many references about him, both oral and literary, He has remained anonymous practically until present day.
It is named in allusion to the barn where the Shepherd and guardian usually sleep.
Their fur tends to be thick, without sagging, and the body connected to the front. The deck (color) is generally uniform, with a wide range of sand, cinnamon, brown, Vulture black and uniform. Hair is thick and dense, more in winter, being an animal that generally they live outdoors, always with livestock or Palleiro.
The males measure height to cross a few 59-65 cm and the females of 57 to 63 cm.. Males weigh in 30 to 38 kg and females in 25 to 33 kg.
It is a herding dog and foster true and multifunctional, It is with cow herding them and saving them as also cares home. Guardian of proverbial intelligence, It presents a strong and reserved nature with strangers, Besides being brave and bite, features that make it a great partner in the leadership and care of livestock. With a great loyalty to his master, with the people of the House becomes quiet and sweet.
It is necessary to emphasize the psychological and balanced stability of this animal, own a shepherd dog, so this feature has to take care of in the extreme, promoting balanced and sufficiently socialized specimens selection.
Possessive and careful dog himself and those who live with him, ladra strangers and defends its territory as a good watchdog, It is ideal to live with families and children that it will not allow them to take on any risk, ideal for field and not for the cities, which as its name indicates (Palleiro = haystack) It is used to sleeping in the field.