Barbado da Terceira

The Barbado da Terceira is Portuguese breed of herding and guard dog from the Atlantic island of Terceira in the Azores, for which it is named. It was recognised by the Direcção-Geral de Veterinária of Portugal in 2004.[1][2] It is not recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.[3]

Barbado da Terceira
Barbado da Terceira (young female).jpg
Other namesTerceira Cattle Dog
OriginAzores, Portugal
Traits
Height Dogs 52–58 cm (20–23 in)
Bitches 48–54 cm (19–21 in)
Weight Dogs 25–30 kg (55–66 lb)
Bitches 21–26 kg (46–57 lb)
Coat Long, wavy double coat
Colour Yellow, grey, black or fawn with white patches on the chest, belly and tip of the tail
Kennel club standards
Clube Português de Canicultura standard
Dog (domestic dog)

HistoryEdit

The Barbado da Terceira derives from the various dogs brought to the Azores by colonists and visitors since settlement of the islands began in the fifteenth century, particularly from those with an aptitude for cattle herding.[4] It was used both as a herding dog and as a guard dog.[4]

It was recognised by the Direcção-Geral de Veterinária of Portugal in 2004, based on the results of a collaboration between the Clube Português de Canicultura, the Direcção Regional de Agricultura of Terceira and the University of the Azores.[1][2] A census in 2005 found 222 of the dogs.[2]: 7 

It is not recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale.[3]

DescriptionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Inês Rosado (2 February 2016). O Cão do Barrocal Algarvio vai ser a 11ª raça certificada em Portugal (in Portuguese). Visão. Accessed February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Relatório e Contas 2005 (in Portuguese). Clube Português de Canicultura. Accessed February 2020.
  3. ^ a b FCI breeds nomenclature. Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Accessed February 2020.
  4. ^ a b Barbado da Terceira (in Portuguese). Clube Português de Canicultura. Accessed February 2020.