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And this is a Serra da Estrela, a breed of shepherd dogs original from this region and probably one of the oldest breeds in the Iberian Peninsula. These dogs can be really sweet, intelligent, loyal and able to face the climate of this region. They can also be great guards. This is usually the breed chosen by the shepherds of the mountain because they have the suitable characteristics and because they are prepared to face the rough climate of the mountain.

Once again, I joined the shepherds and followed the route of transhumance, leading around 1000 sheep and goats from Seia to Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain in Portugal, where they are going to spend the summer, because it's not so hot and they have better pastures. I 've already forgotten about the heat and the dust, it was an amazing experience to be among so many animals and to have the chance to talk with the shephers and listen to their stories.

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