Portuguese breeds recognized by the FCI:
Confident / Safe / Easy going
Guard dog for property and livestock.
Castro Laboreiro Dog
Reserved / Serious / Vigorous
Guard dog, watch dog and livestock guarding dog.
Estrela Mountain Dog
Austere / Protective / Resistant
A livestock guarding dog, watch dog and companion dog; also used for draught work.
Portuguese Pointing Dog
Affective / Curious / Persistent
Attentive / Rustic / Intelligent
Sheepdog for herding and watching over livestock.
Portuguese Warren Hound
Fearless / Persevering / Primitive
Hunting dog, watch dog and companion dog.
Portuguese Water Dog
Cheerful / Medium / Voluntary
Assistance with fishing and retrieving as well as companion dog.
Saint Miguel Cattle Dog
Courageous / Faithful / Strong
Autonomous / Elegant / Imposing
Livestock guarding dog for sheep and goat flocks.
Portuguese breeds not recognized by the FCI:
Algarve Barrocal Dog
Tireless / Tender / Fast
An expert hunter, fast and rustic, he is also an excellent family dog.
Terceira Cattle Dog
Agile / Dynamic / Intelligent
Cattle herding dog per excellence, guardian and companion dog.