The Estrela Mountain Dog Club (UK) has been formed to promote and protect the Estrela Mountain Dog and to give a forum for owners and friends of the breed to share their knowledge and experience.

New members are always welcome and it is the intention of the Club to hold social events to allow Estrela interaction with friends old and new.

This is not a Kennel Club registered Club at this time but we hope to apply for registration in the future.  This Club does uphold all Kennel Club principles.

Our inaugural meeting was held on 20 March 2011 and was a great success.  The meeting was mixed with lunch and a social ‘get together’ for dogs and their owners.  With 66 founder members, and a newly formed full committee of 10, the future is bright!

The elected Officers for the EMDC (UK) are as follows.  

President:  Carla Molinari (PT)

Patron:  Jeronimo Augusto

Hon. Chairman:    Heather Hughes

Hon. Secretary:    Ana Rita Vidal

Hon. Treasurer:   Marcia Dovey


Pedro Silva
Luis Ramos
Alistair Hughes
Peter Edwards

Other positions
Rescue & Health Co-ordinator:  Heather Hughes
Health Co-ordinator: Nicky Marshall
Newsletter:  Ana Rita Vidal
Club Shop:  Ana Rita Vidal
Webmaster:  Sheila Lee Thompson