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They are friendly companions and make for great family dogs.

  • Origin:


  • Average size:

    Medium to Large

  • Weight Range:

    Male: 29 - 36 kg

    Female: 25 - 32 kg

    Height Range:

    Male: 57- 62 cm

    Female: 55 - 60 cm

  • Lifespan:

    10 - 12 years

    Bred For:

    They were bred to help fishermen by hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish that got away.

  • Characteristics:

    They are intelligent, kind, agile, outgoing, trusting and gentle.

    Compatibility With Pets/Children:

    They love kids and get along with other pets.

  • Health Risks:

    Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD), cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), epilepsy, tricuspid valve dysplasia (TVD), myopathy, gastric dilataion-volvulus, acute mist dermatitis, cold tail, ear infections

    Grooming Requirements:

    They need to be brushed every day.

  • Exercise Requirements:

    They need 30-minute walks or a game of fetch every day.

    Nutritional Requirements:

    They require protein, fat, vegetables, carbohydrates and L-Carnitine to support healthy weight management.