The Cao de Castro Laboreiro is a mastiff type, practically rectangular in shape. This vigorous dog has a very impressive appearance. This hound, with a sometimes striking coat, displays a very pleasant morphological appearance with a severe but noble expression. He has the beautiful look of a nervous, agile and sometimes even hostile mountain dog even if he is not a fighter.
Between 55 and 60 cm (21.65 to 23.62 inches) for the male
Between 52 and 57 cm (20.47 to 22.44 inches) for the female
Between 25 and 40 kg (55.12 to 88.18 pounds) for the male
Between 25 and 40 kg (55.12 to 88.18 pounds) for the female
The most common coat color is wolf with dark, medium or light stripes. Dark stripes are usually more numerous.
His resistant hair is coarse and rough to the touch. It is very abundant, slightly opaque and very smooth. It has no undercoat and is generally about 5 cm (2 inches) long.
His head is lighter than it is big and average size. Without being emaciated, it is quite dry. His almond-shaped eyes are oblique, medium size and light to very dark brown color generally matching the coat. His drooping and almost triangular ears are medium size. His nose is generally black. His tail almost reaches the hock at rest, but extends over the back and stretches upwards in action.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #170