Ease of Training
He's from France where he was used as a herding dog on farms
He appears in 8th century French tapestries
He was used in the French Army as a messenger, guard, and for searching for wounded soldiers
Personality and Behavior
He's gentle, loyal, loving and affectionate
He doesn't do well being left alone for long stretches
He is fearless when provoked
He's obedient and eager to please you
He has an excellent memory and retains what he learns for a long time
He's very protective of his home and his family; he treats his family as his "flock" and strangers may be seen as "predators"
He can be aggressive with other dogs
He's slow to warm up to strangers and will do so on his terms
He has an independent-streak in him
He can be stubborn
He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His medium-length coat needs to be brushed two or three times a week to keep it free of mats and tangles.
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