Welcome to the Dutch Garafiano web site! Garafiano is an abbreviated name for "El Perro de Pastor Garafiano", a breed of dogs from the north west corner of the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.

On this site you will find information, in various languages, on the Garafiano breed of dogs, which give the site its name and url. However, we have misappropriated the site to provide a home for occasional blogs about Walking with Timber (our Garafiano), travels in our camper (Ruby, a Ford Transit based PösslFor2) and links to photograph collections of other holidays and trips. Enjoy your stay and if you have comments or questions, use the mail address on the contacts page to say hello and have your say.

It is difficult to find English (or Dutch) language information concerning the breed, so it was decided to set up this web site, to share information, links and experiences amongst owners and those interested in the Garafiano breed.

The site has also proved informative and useful for people who are interested in adopting a Garafiano through Stichting AAI, an organisation that brings stray dogs from, amongst other places, La Palma to the Netherlands for placement in good homes.

If you have questions about Garafianos, ideas about the site, would like to place a link here or just want to say hello, let us know via the contacts page


The Garafiano Team