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Galician Cattle Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Galician Cattle Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
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OriginSpain
Other Names
What other names does the Galician Cattle Dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Can de Palleiro, Galician Shepherd Dog, Galician Celtic Wolfdog, Galician Palleiro
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Galician Cattle Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Galician Cattle Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Galician Cattle Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Galician Cattle Dog price:
Unknown
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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Galician Cattle Dog size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Galician Cattle Dog weigh? Galician Cattle Dog weight:
Male: 66–84 pounds (30–38 kg), Female: 55–73 pounds (25–33 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Galician Cattle Dog? Galician Cattle Dog average weight:
Male: 75 pounds (34 kg), Female: 64 pounds (29 kg)
Height
How tall is the Galician Cattle Dog? Galician Cattle Dog height:
Male: 23–26 inch (59–65 cm), Female: 22–25 inch (57–63 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Galician Cattle Dog average height:
Male: 24.5 inch (62 cm), Female: 23.5 inch (60 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Galician Cattle Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseHard
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Galician Cattle Dog's coat?
SandGrizzlyCinnamonBrownBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Galician Cattle Dog and how often?
Advanced: The Galician Cattle Dog requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Galician Cattle Dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Galician Cattle Dog, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Galician Cattle Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Can de Palleiro? Galician Cattle Dog shedding level:
Galician Cattle Dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Galician Cattle Dog breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Galician Cattle Dog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Hard workingIntelligentLoyalGuardingStrongIndependent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Galician Cattle Dog? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Galician Cattle Dog's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Galician Cattle Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Galician Cattle Dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Galician Cattle Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Galician Cattle Dog sensitivity:
Galician Cattle Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Galician Cattle Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Can de Palleiro need? Galician Cattle Dog social needs:
Galician Cattle Dogs are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Galician Cattle Dog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Galician Shepherd Dog bark?
Average: The Galician Cattle Dog barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Galician Cattle Dog good as a watchdog?
Galician Cattle Dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Galician Cattle Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Galician Cattle Dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Galician Cattle Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Can de Palleiro? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Galician Cattle Dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Galician Cattle Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Galician Cattle Dog do?
Galician Cattle Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Galician Cattle Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Galician Cattle Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Galician Cattle Dog roam?
Galician Cattle Dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Galician Cattle Dog have high prey drive?
Galician Cattle Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Galician Cattle Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Galician Cattle Dogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Galician Cattle Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Galician Cattle Dogs handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog
Where Galician Cattle Dog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Galician Cattle Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Galician Cattle Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Galician Cattle Dog and children:
Galician Cattle Dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Galician Cattle Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Galician Cattle Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Galician Cattle Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Galician Cattle Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Galician Cattle Dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Galician Cattle Dog can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Galician Cattle Dogs good office dogs? Do Galician Cattle Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Galician Cattle Dogs be office dogs?
No
Galician Cattle Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Galician Cattle Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Can de Palleiro temperament with senior people? Are Galician Cattle Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Galician Cattle Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Galician Cattle Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Galician Cattle Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Galician Cattle Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Galician Cattle Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Galician Cattle Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Galician Cattle Dog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Galician Cattle Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Galician Cattle Dog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Galician Cattle Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Galician Cattle Dog be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Galician Cattle Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Galician Cattle Dog be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Galician Cattle Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Galician Cattle Dog be a boat dog?
Not really
Galician Cattle Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Galician Cattle Dog be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Galician Cattle Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Galician Cattle Dog dogs have health problems?
Galician Cattle Dogs are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Galician Cattle Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Galician Cattle Dog be?
11-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Galician Cattle Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Galician Cattle Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Galician Cattle Dog have?
Galician Cattle Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Galician Cattle Dog dogs require per day?
Galician Cattle Dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Galician Cattle Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Galician Cattle Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Galician Cattle Dog risk for obesity:
Average. The Galician Cattle Dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Galician Cattle Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Galician Cattle Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Galician Cattle Dog drool?
The Galician Cattle Dog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Galician Cattle Dog pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Galician Cattle Dog pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Galician Cattle Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Galician Cattle Dog have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Galician Cattle Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Galician Cattle Dog

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Galician Cattle Dog's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Galician Cattle Dogs are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Galician Cattle Dogs are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Galician Cattle Dogs handle alone time quite well.
  • Child Friendly: Galician Cattle Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Galician Cattle Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Galician Cattle Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Galician Cattle Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Galician Cattle Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Galician Cattle Dogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Galician Cattle Dog requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Galician Cattle Dogs shed above average.
  • Mouthiness: Galician Cattle Dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Office Friendly: Galician Cattle Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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Reviews

  • Can de parilleo

    Oct 26, 2020, 11:07:33 PM:

    He is a very friendly dog to the family except for strangers