Health Issues

As we encounter a health issue, hereditary or not, we will post them here.

Since the Estrela is a rustic breed, keeping track of health issues is not always documented.  Everything we learn can help us with breeding a better dog in the future.

Click each link in the menu for more information.

We will list each dog below the health issue, if a dog here in the states has one of these problems.


If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.  ~Author Unknown