He was originally bred to hunt lions and protect the family
Personality and Behavior
He's loyal, brave and reliable
He's very athletic and enjoys plenty of exercise
He loves people and wants to be with you at all times
He likes to curl up next to you on the lounge
He's very good with children
He's aloof with strangers and will probably ignore them
He can be quite strong-willed
He's a sensitive dog and needs to be dealt with gently
He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).