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The Estrela Mountain Dog is a beautiful dog originally bred in the Estrela Mountains of Portugal. Estrelas, used to guard herds and flocks, are still gentle enough to be welcome members of the family.
These are our Estrela Mountain Dogs, Champion Sturtmoor Nossa Isabella (Bella), Champion Sturtmoor Nossa Isadora (Izzy) and Champion Indio Da Casa De Loas (Obi). Bella came to us as a puppy from a world champion kennel in Great Britain, Sturtmoor, in August 2009. Bella’s half sister Izzy joined us in the fall of 2010. Obi came to us after a great adventure. I was able to go to Portugal in June 2011 , meet the breeder and return home with Obi. Obi’s breeder, Casa de Loas, has been named “Best Breeder” three years in a row. They are active, happy dogs who always seem to have smiles on their faces. Bella’s favorite activity is running around the pasture and carefully watching the chickens while Izzy tries to keep up. Obi is more of a ladies’ man. You can always find him somewhere near Margaret. They all have been wonderful additions to our farm family.
Bella received her Champion title in the fall of 2011 and Izzy close behind in the Spring of 2012. Obi received his title in the late summer of 2012. Bella, Izzy and Obi all placed in the United Kennel Club (UKC) top 10 for 2011. Bella had an especially fantastic year tying for first place. We are pleased by all their results and continue to show them in 2012.