The “Sato Breed” Characteristics
The term Sato is a slang term for the street dogs of Puerto Rico. Though Satos often come from a long line of mutts, there are some characteristics commonly seen enough to list below. Here are a few facts on Satos, and what to expect when you adopt one!
Most commonly small to medium in size (25lbs - 45lbs fully grown).
Typically have a short, coarse coat.
Lanky appearance with a thin, agile frame, long snout, and large folded ears. Many are a deep tan, sometimes reddish in color, with a black muzzle. (almost fox-like!)
Lifespan of 12+ years with proper care and vetting.
Tend to love other dogs/great candidates for multi-dog households.
Can be shy at first around strangers.
Incredibly loyal and intelligent.