Welcome to The Estrela Mountain Dog Club (UK)

This website is to celebrate the wonderful Estrela Mountain Dogs that we own and love.  It is hoped that we will also allow others to see the incredible character and temperament that makes this breed so special.

We aim to show the many facets of the breed and the array of tasks that it is able to perform – from family pet to show, agility or obedience dog.  The world’s first Working CDX Estrela lives in the UK.

We hope that you enjoy browsing our website; our aim is to give you a taste of this magnificent Portuguese breed of Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD).


The Estrela Mountain Dog Club (UK) was 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. There were 66 founder members with a full committee of 10.


President:  Carla Molinari (PT)

Patron:  Jeronimo Augusto (PT)

Hon. Chairman (Pro-tem):  Peter Edwards

Hon. Secretary (Pro-tem):  Camille Lambert

Hon. Treasurer:  Ana Rita Vidal


Marcia Dovey

Pedro Silva

Gill Douglas

Nichola Marshall

Kelly Bailey

Rebecca Roberts

Other positions
Rescue:  Estrela Mountain Dog Welfare & Rescue
Puppy Co-ordinator:  Rebecca Roberts
Short Coat Co-ordinator:  Gill Douglas
Health Co-ordinator: Nichola Marshall
Newsletter:  Ana Rita Vidal
Club Shop:  Marcia Dovey
Webmaster:  Kelly Bailey