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Review by: ardie (12) Posted
63116, United States
ardie
Owned dogs before:
Yes
If yes how long:
29 years
Based on experience with: 1 dog of this breed
How have you learned dog care / training techniques?
Kind of training techniques learned
My pet
dog
Dog's gender:
Male
Age when acquired:
1 year
Acquired from:
Trained by:
Kind of training dog received:
When dog(s) was trained:
As a puppy
(0 = low; 5 = high)
Overall satisfaction
4.00
I am incredibly happy with my dog
N/A
My dog is exactly the right dog for me
N/A
I love my dog
N/A
I am very attached to my dog
N/A
Quick to learn and train
5
Emotionally stable
N/A
Doesn’t bark a lot
2
Health
5
Easy to groom
3
Family oriented
5
Child safety
N/A
Safe with small pets
N/A
Great guard dog
3
Great watch dog
5
High energy, NEEDS exercise
This dog was very high energy, and not generally happy inside. Unlike many other dogs this size, this is not a good breed for an apartment (unless, perhaps, you live right next door to a big park). He loved exercise (jogging, fetch, frisbee, biking) and agility training.

He was suspicious of strangers and strange animals, and very protective of his family. He was less barky than other breeds of his size, being able to be alert and watching something without barking incessantly. This made him a superb watch dog.

Cons:
-VERY high energy.
-The breed is known to be nippy, but this was not a big problem with him. Perhaps this is because we were well aware of how suspicious and uneasy he was around strangers and strange animals, and were attentive in such situations.
-The breed is also known to be aggressive towards other animals.



 
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