This mastiff-type hound is morphologically optimal. His build is hardy, compact and very well proportioned.
This beautiful canine specimen has a harmonious silhouette showing his beautiful guardian qualities and friendly character towards humans.
Between 65 and 72 cm (25.59 to 28.35 inches) for the male
Between 62 and 68 cm (24.41 to 26.77 inches) for the female
Between 40 and 50 kg (88.18 to 110.23 pounds) for the male
Between 30 and 40 kg (66.14 to 88.18 pounds) for the female
The colors of his coat range from red to yellow, whether or not single-colored.
The strong hair of his coat is a little coarse but not excessively hard. It is either smooth or slightly wavy, but very abundant.
The Serra da Estrela Dog may have long or short hair.
His head is slightly rounded and his stop not very pronounced. His oval dark amber eyes are medium size.
His small ears are triangular, drooping and well pressed against the head while inclined backwards.
His nose is generally darker than the coat color. His long tail almost reaches the hock when he is standing.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 2, section 2 and is #173