Saint Miguel Cattle Dog

More and more dog enthusiasts are getting turned on to Saint Miguel Cattle Dogs, attracted by their athletic prowess and high energy levels.

About the Saint Miguel Cattle Dog

Coming from such a remote location far out in the Atlantic, it’s probably no surprise that this Portuguese breed is very rare indeed. The hardySaint Miguel Cattle Dog is an intelligent cattle dog that is much sought after by cattle farmers in its homeland because of physical attributes that allow it to work fiercely in all weathers.

These outstanding cattle dogs are also well suited to guarding property and defending people. They are very assertive with strangers but docile with their owner. Highly intelligent and highly receptive, when driving dairy herds they will bite low to avoid damaging the udders.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Determined / Calm / Intelligent / Obedient

Key facts

  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise