Active, alert, intelligent, and independent dogs. Can be difficult to disengage from an activity.
Although described as stubborn or strong willed, these tendencies may be reduced via a reward-based approach to training.
Because of their background as hunting dogs, may engage in behaviors such as barking, scratching at the ground or digging, and chasing wildlife.
Enjoy dog sports such as agility, tracking, flyball, and obedience.