Can be very wary of cats and other small pets and may react to strange dogs, especially those of the same sex. This can be reduced through early socialization.
Courageous breed that will generally prefer rural environments to city life.
Requires firm, consistent obedience training and socialization to prevent reservation with strangers and to ensure the dog is controllable in all situations.
Strong, alert, self-confident, physically active dogs that require daily mental and physical activity to prevent boredom and difficulty in handling.