Summer Litter 2013

As the weather warms up so do our plans for the next TE litter. We feel this litter is currently booked, however, depending on how many she thinks is enough…this litter *may* have a spot open. The mothers love to prove me wrong, happily!
Contact us for more information!

*In June we will be in Kalamazoo for the Parade of Portugal. Our Top Ten girl McCoy will be there, but since she is currently pretty coatless, she may just supervise. We are doing the ‘coat dance’ daily in hopes she will sprout like a Chia Pet.
If you want to meet not only the Estrela, but other Portuguese breeds, head on overy to Kalamazoo for the show. We have a wonderful example of many native Portuguese breeds each year. see for more information.

*One of our grown puppies has just finished her health testing! The owner is hoping to breed her in August. If you would like information on the Penny litter, please contact us.

Parade of Portugal 2013

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The Estrela Mountain Dog Association of America is proud to announce the 2013 Parade of Portugal.

Parade of Portugal 2013

When: June 12th 2013, Wednesday. Ring time is 1:15pm. DOS Entries 11:30-12:30

Where: Kalamazoo MI. – In conjunction with the UKC PREMIER.

What: UKC recognized All Portuguese Breeds Specialty.

Judge: The Honorable Maria Amelia Taborda.

Learn: Ask the expert about the Portuguese Breeds! This is a great opportunity for UKC judges to learn!

Featured Breeds: Podengo Portugueso, Estrela Mountain Dog, Portuguese Water Dog, Portuguese Sheep Dog, Portuguese Pointer and Castro Laboreiro.

The Parade Marches on.

This year we are honored to have Maria Amelia Taborda as our judge.   Known for Atwater and Casa Dos Herdeiros Newfies, World Dog Show winning dogs!  Currently serving on the Technical Commission of the Portuguese Kennel Club (CPC). Licensed to judge All Portuguese Breeds, International FCI groups 2, and many individual breeds.

Come to the Parade of Portugal and also catch other special events the United Kennel Club has to offer, including the Top Ten, Performance Dog Events, Ultimate Air Dogs, Weight Pull, Rally, Obedience, 3 Regular Conformation shows, in addition to many other breed specialty shows.

DOS $25; NLC $5; PE $20 received by May 31, 2013

Make fees payable to the Estrela Mountain Dog Association of America

More information? Contact us at:


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Welcome 2013!!

We are very excited to share the big news.

McCoy by TrailsEnd is expecting a bundle of puppies. Since our last planned litter did not catch, we invited Zee down for a Thanksgiving slumber party.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we had three successful breedings by Zee.
CH. Metkumutkan Successor aka Dogzilla, aka Zee,
Due to a family crisis, Zee has found a new home, still in Virgina. We are very luck to have stud access to him. Thank you to our friends for not only giving him a wonderful home but allowing us to continue to use him.

Puppies are due the end of January. Check back for updates.

2013 Estrela Calendar!

Its back! The Estrela Mountain Dog Assocation of America has put together a gorgeous calendar, featuring our wonderful Estrela Mountain Dog.

These are available for a limited time only, grab yours while you can.

For more information on ordering please click here.

**UPDATE**** SOLD OUT!!!****



Welcome to our home on the web

 Echo by TrailsEnd

Photo is Echo by TrailsEnd. He has a new page, click here.
At TrailsEnd farm we believe in the preservation of rare and heritage breeds. We are located in beautiful North Carolina. The base of our farm is our Estrela Mountain Dogs.  We believe type, health and temperament are very important today.
Proudly working with the Estrela Mountain Dog for 16 years. We have searched high and low for different bloodlines, new genetic depth and diversity to add to our lines.  We have been to Portugal many times, Sweden and to the  UK on this quest. It has been an adventure! We have enjoyed every minute of it.

Ask us about our puppy yard.  Ask us for references.

NOT all breeders xray, do your homework!! For a link to the OFA Estrela Mountain Dog page, click the banner below.

Our puppies undergo an extensive socialization.
We DO NOT breed for show, or color,  we show to protect the breed and educate judges on the breed.

TrailsEnd dogs are trained at TrailsEnd. All dogs are fed a raw diet of Blue Ridge Beef.

Please enjoy our site and come back often to check for updates and new pictures.

Please read our About Us page on how we do things here, at TrailsEnd.

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