Garafian Shepherd

Other names

Pastor Garafiano

Life expectancy

14 years

Age adult

34 months

Height (Shoulder height)

60 cm


32 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / undercoat / crest

Coat color

lion-yellow, red-brown, red

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 66

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


quick and eager to learn / alert / intelligent / stubborn / independent / attentive

Bred for

herding dog

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The Garafian Shepherd is very attentive and alert. This breed is persistent, active and good climbers. They do not have hunting instincts, but a strong protective instinct, which comes to the surface also in everyday life. Although they are very stubborn, they can be easily trained. As they are child friendly, they are suitable for families.

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.