Enjoy activities that take advantage of its keen sense of smell like earthdog trials and both outdoor and indoor tracking. Many retrieve tennis balls.
Alert, lively and active dogs.
Because of their background as hunting dogs may engage in behaviors such as barking, scratching at the ground or digging and chasing wildlife.
May be suspicious or fearful of strangers, in some cases as a way to avoid discomfort from being picked up due to their long-backed body.