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These three cuties are 5 week old Rafeiros Alentejanos, a portuguese cattle/guard breed. They are very young, but their mum is a sheep dog, and earlier this week decided she had done enough parenting, left her babies behind and has been living with her herd ever since! I decided it was best for them to be around people and other dogs, instead of being alone, hiding out most of the time, so they have come to live with us for the time being!

When they are old enough, one of the brothers and the sister will leave to their new homes, and our boy will become our very own guard dog/ sheep dog.

He does not have a name yet, and we are having trouble finding a suitable fruit or vegetable to name our new boy, but I'll be sure to post our final decision. For now, I proudly present our new boy:


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Comment by Yvonne Wark on September 30, 2011 at 1:59pm

"Arti" for artichoke

Kale for curly Kale


sorry I will stop now lol

Comment by Yvonne Wark on September 30, 2011 at 1:59pm
Should have said he is lovely !
Comment by Sherry Miller on September 30, 2011 at 2:20pm
What a cutie!!!  Pepper???  :) have fun finding the perfect name for this little gentleman.
Comment by Dee Rance on September 30, 2011 at 2:22pm
Yvonne I was going to suggest just that...Pumpkin....it is the rite time of year...and he may not be the correct color but he has just that look about him...he is very handsome too.
Comment by Teresa on September 30, 2011 at 2:28pm

Thank you for all your sugestions, i really liked pepper and pumpkin!

We were having trouble because my dad wanted to name him Figo (fig) after our late dog, and my mum did not want to repeat the name. We decided to name him Trigo (wheat), because it sounds similar, but it is no the same, so both my parents were happy! =)


I do think he'll grow into a very handsome boy, and hope he'll be fit for his job!

Comment by Yvonne Wark on September 30, 2011 at 2:32pm
Trigo is a lovely nameI am sure he will be very handsome when he grows up he is such a cutie now !
Comment by Teresa on September 30, 2011 at 2:35pm

Yvonne and Dee,

Trigo is not going to be named pumpkin, but I'm surely going to take it into consideration for my next Red! =)

It sounds perfect for a crazy little Red =)


pepper will remain in my short list for any dog!

Next time I'll just start a discussion about this in the forum and wait for your sugestions! =)

Comment by Chantal McIlveen-Wright on September 30, 2011 at 2:38pm
What a cute wee puppy!!!! you are absolutely adorable Arti, Kale, Pepper, Pumpkin .... :-)
Comment by Sherry Miller on September 30, 2011 at 11:30pm
Enjoy Trigo,,,,,and Pepper just popped out when I looked at the little guy...Pumpkin a perfect name for a Red IS.....think of what you could put with it,,,,,,,Pumpkin Spice!!!"
Comment by Cornelia on October 1, 2011 at 12:54am
Really cute, Teresa! And I like the name :-)


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