Barbado da Terceira

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

18 months

Height (Shoulder height)

55 cm


26 kg

Coat texture


Coat color

wolf-grey, grey, black, yellow, falb, each with or without white markings

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 59

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


alert / likes learning / protective / attentive / careful / mistrustful of strangers

Bred for

work cattle

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The Barbado da Terceira guards semiwild cattle on the Azores islands. He mistrusts strangers, but enjoyes the company of his owners.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.