It's believed he dates back 1000 years to the Swedish Vikings
He was used for centuries to herd sheep and cattle
Personality and Behavior
He's very powerful for his size
He's utterly fearless
He's got bags of energy and very active
He may try and herd people or animals due to his natural herding instinct
He likes to clown around and show off
He's wary of strangers
He's protective of his home and family and thinks of himself as a guard dog
He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above 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 short 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!).