This popular dog is alert, reserved and vocal they can make good watchdogs.
Devoted and loyal to owners whilst remaing independent (likes to be his own dog).
Good with childre but often frightened of toddlers and babies.
|Dog Group - Kennel Club:||Utility Group|
|Coat:||Heavy, long, straight topcoat with a medium undercoat.|
|Grooming:||Sheds no hair but coat may need trimming every few months and hair kept out of eyes. Brush occasionally to avoid tangles.|
|Average Height:||25-28 cm 10-11 in|
|Average Weight:||6-7 kg 13-15 lbs.|
|Colour:||Various - golden, sandy, smoke, slate, honey, white, brown or black.|
|Temperament:||Devoted, loyal and loving but not necessarily always eager to please. Curious by nature and full of energy.|
|Exercise:||Daily short walks but will get most of their exercise needs at home.|
|Average Lifespan:||12-14 yrs.|
Possible disadvantages .
Intelligent but slow to train. Can bark a lot. Sometimes needs a firm hand from the owner, they are dogs that like their own way.Long coat needs daily brushing.