His history goes back several thousand years when he was bred as a hunting dog
He was used for hunting birds and small game and would bark and point in their direction
He came to the United States in 1959
Personality and Behavior
He is initially reserved with strangers
He gets along well with children
He's an active dog
He's quick on his feet
He can be aggressive with other dogs and animals
He's quick to bark at anything that gets his attention which makes him a good watchdog
He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.
He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.
Grooming / Maintenance
His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).