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Why do I go to things like Discover Dogs? Now, not only am I head over heels in love with Newfies and Leonbergers, I have now developed an infatuation with Estrellas :D

I spoke at length with the owner on the stand, who said that his dog is a total couch potato at home, as long as he's had a reasonable walk. For a pastoral type, this seems a bit too good to be true? Just wondered if anyone on PF had this breed or had any 1st hand experience?

I've noticed that one of the Estrella breeders on Champdogs has gone from Newfs to Estrellas, maybe there's a pattern? ;)

Thanks for any help/comments.
 

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I have a friend who owns this lovely breed, what area are you living in ? Can put you in touch with her if you want to talk to her about them. She also does estrelas rescue so think on that one as well ;)
 

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We're in Essex, so a looong way away from you :(

I have already looked on the EMD club page and welfare section, so will also ask them too. We need to meet a few more as the OH says he "likes them, but they don't light him up like a newfie". I still love newfs, but I also like other breeds too!

To be honest, we're still about a year away from having another dog, but I want to do it right this time. Wilma was great, but we were lucky as she was pretty much an impulse purchase.
 

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I was on the DD stand a couple of years ago with another member and her kids. The kids were on the floor fussing the dog that was lying down. When another dog got close to them this EMD went ballistic, as soon as the other dog backed away he laid back down to be fussed again. I was impressed but I'm not sure how that side of their character would fit in to a lot of peoples life
 

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The official line from the EMD club and DD stall is that they are good with other dogs if well socialised, but the guarding instinct does concern me.

We live on a suburban street close to a housing estate, so a very vocal guarding type would be an unneighbourly choice!

EMD's appeal to me as they seem to be a healthy, "simple", not overbred breed with a good life expectancy. On the down side, they are said to have a more independant/reserved temperament which may not be such good news for me.

This is the main reason I'm after some more experience of them, as the write ups for breeds don't always exactly match what people experience in real life.
 

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If you're not sure and are waiting a year anyway why not go to crufts and speak to the dd people there. I've found that sometimes on the dd stands you can get people that because they love the breed so much they are blind to it's drawbacks and others that because they don't want there breed in the wrong homes over stress the drawbacks. I'm not saying these people fit into those categories but a second opinion wouldn't hurt
 

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How sad that puppies of such a rare breed have ended up there. Equally sad that they wont home them to homes with young children, they are probably the most gentle, careful dog around kids I have ever seen
Agreed and they're definately young enough to adapt to a family with kids. I wonder why they've ended up in rescue so young and where their breeder is :confused:
 

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