This tough and outgoing conductor and protector of sheep flock also served the nobles, working for them as a guardian and hunting dog. It began to appear in canine expositions by the end of the XIX century. It is currently a dog that fears nothing, with hero paste and passion for adventure.
Vigorous and with strong guardian instincts, it keeps intact its old manners and is independent by nature. It needs a lot of physical exercises and loves the vigorous and tough games. Its forcefulness and potency don't make it appropriate for owners with a soft character. Charming, with a big heart and an absolute loyalty to its family. Even when its thick hair is self-cleaning, in a certain way, it needs to be regularly brushed.
Long hair, slightly curled, dries to the touch. Characteristic line in the middle of the head. Beard, mustache and very thick eyebrows. Ears placed high, very hairy. Of a black or fire color with wolf hair.
Dark brown eyes and intelligent look. Strong feet, pretty rounded, with joint fingers and thick and hard pads. The double buttress on the rear paws is characteristic of the breed.
- LIFE EXPECTANCY: 11 years.
- PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Very Intense.
- MAINTENANCE: Difficult.
- LEVEL OF NOISE: Very Noisy. dog t shirt
- HEALTH PROBLEMS: It is mandatory to rule out ocular and hip malformations.
- HEIGHT: 56 – 68 cm.
BREED RECOGNIZED BY THE CANINE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (CIF)