Our Puppy Litter Waitlist is Open!
We are planning 1-2 litters for 2023-2025. We would love to chat with you if you are looking for a Healthy, Quality EMD Puppy!
Our Puppies Are raised with Puppy culture Methods & More.
Our Dogs are Dependable Guardians & Loving Companions.
We Focus on Healthy, functional, Working Puppies.
Puppy application →
ready to Learn more
all the details
Our Estrela puppy litters are planned from health tested, working parents. We raise our litters with early neurological stimulation, livestock & environmental exposure and early foundational positive reinforcement training methods. We provide a 2 year health guarantee and lifetime support for our puppies.
Our Breeding Adults are Health-tested According to Breed Standards to Ensure Healthy Offspring
Puppies Are Whelped Indoors with Exposure to LiVestock and environments early on.
Puppies are Raised With Puppy Culture and BAB Programs, & professionally Evaluated at 7-10 weeks old for personality and aptitude testing.
Adult Rehome Placements
Choosing an Estrela Mountain Dog Puppy starts with being informed about the breed and the decisions that you're making! Here are commonly asked questions about the breed.
Ideal Homes For Our Puppies:
Small farms and homesteads,
NOT Suitable For Our Puppies:
Hands off trainers,
Our dogs require a purpose, and we are dedicated to finding them homes where they are cared for and fulfilled. This could be as a herd guardian with a hands- on gentle shepherd, a family companion home with secure fence and space, as a therapy prospect etc. Many situations can provide a life-long purpose for a Serra da Estrela to watch over and protect the people it loves. We will not be placing any dogs in unsecure or exploitive environments. We want them to be cared for, respected and most of all Loved appropriately.
If you're a great Fit, we Can't wait to hear from you!
cao da Serra Da Estrela dogs
What does it mean for us to be an Estrela Mountain Dog breeder focused on breed preservation?
As a preservation breeding program, we prioritize ethically maximizing genetic resources. Perfection is the enemy of Preservation. Rather than excluding dogs for minor physical flaws, we pair them strategically with complementary partners to maintain diversity in the gene pool while promoting a healthier future generation.
Litter from Quinta Moinho das Almas
And that's why we're doing this.
We know that it's difficult to find breeders of the Serra da Estrela who properly understand the breed and are not exploiting them, or inaccurately portraying them. This is unfair to the breed. The Estrela Mountain Dog Breed has given us more then we could ever give them...
Our Mission Statement
Here you will find: Native Serra da Estrela lines, balanced beauty and function, health and temperament tested dogs. Our puppies are raised with us, and ready to go to work for You!
Meet the breeder
Here, we have combined our mentor-acquired knowledge with a lifetime of personal shepherd experience partnering with rare and large guardian dog breeds.
BOTTOM LINE: WE'RE SERRA DA ESTRELA LOVERS ON A MISSION TO HELP YOU GET TO KNOW THE DOGS THAT ARE AS HARDWORKING, UNIQUE, AND STUNNING AS YOU ARE.
foUNDER oF the Estrela Mountain Dog Rescue and Estrela Advocate
*Filling out an Application will subscribe you to our email list. You may unsubscribe at any time. A questionnaire does not guarantee a waitlist spot or a puppy. This is only finalized after we review, contact you, and you pay a non-refundable waitlist deposit as outlined on our Puppy Policies Page.