We met this wonderful dog two months ago, when we took this picture at Fonte do Covão, near Sesimbra (Portugal). The farmer, and owner of the dog, said that he kept him there as a watchdog. But there was not much to guard, and the dog was friendly in extreme, not a watchdog at all. Later the man asked us if we wanted to take the dog, saying that he had grown too much, and he couldn't keep him home — maybe the real reason why the dog is kept all day in this place, chained, in an improvised tent: see photo.
We were so impressed by the friendly approach of this dog that we didn't forgot him. We were also impressed by the fact that such a magnificent dog had to be alone most of the time, playing a role not suitable for him, although he seems to be well treated and fed. We returned today, and there he was, all alone, always friendly, extremely friendly and very energetic, and once again we left the place, very upset by this situation.