Medium to Large
Male: 30 - 40 kg
Female: 22 - 32 kg
Male: 60–65 cm
Female: 55–60 cm
9 - 13 years
They were bred as working dogs to herd sheep.
They are obedient, intelligent, loyal and always alert.
They are great companions for children and can get along with other pets if trained from puppyhood.
Hip dysplasia, perianal fistula, degenerative myelopathy, pancreatitis, urinary tract lifections, progressive retinal atrophy, cancer.
Brushing two to three times a week.
They require two hours of exercise every day.
They require a high-quality protein-rich diet.