Origin: United States
Life Expectancy: 12-14years
Height Range: 23 – 28 inches
Weight Range: 85 – 125 Ibs
Colors: Grey (light through dark) and even gold through dark red. White underbody, also on legs, feet, and face.
Temperament: Very rambunctious, extremely loyal, intelligent, sweet and affectionate dogs towards their master. Tend to mature into a dignified mellow adult dog. These dogs are very friendly and would not make a great guard dog. Quiet compared to most dogs but do love to howl and dig. A secure backyard would be most suitable for this type of breed.
Trainability: Intelligent, but obediance training is highly recommended.
Health: Generally a very healthy breed. Prone to bloat and dwarfism.
With Other Animals: Can be aggressive with other animals unless trained not to.
Children: Good, some supervision with infants and toddlers. Great with children who can play safely.
Climate: Excellent for cold climates.
Indoor/Outdoor: Needs alot of room outdoors. Not recommended for apartment life. Needs exercise daily and should be careful to keep dog cool in hot climates.
Grooming: Requires brushing very often. Twice a week would be adequate.
Recognition: FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, CKC, APRI, ACR
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