5: Working Dogs
Level: Moderate - High
Function: sheep herder
protective, alert, faithful and gentle.
The dog stands lower at the shoulders than the loin.
When walking or trotting has a characteristic ambling or pacing
movement. His bark should be loud with a peculiar "pot-casse"
ring in it.
for: Dedicated people/families.
If neglected the coat can become a matted mess.
Min. 52cm (22")
Grey, grizzle, blue or blue merle.
Harsh shaggy outercoat.
Appearance: Large sized body. Squareish shaped head,
eyes can be blue or brown & covered by their long coat. Ears are
long & hang to the side of the head.
A strong, compact-looking dog of great symmetry; absolutely free
of legginess; profusely coated all over. All round he is a thick-set,
muscular, able-bodied dog, with a most intelligent expression, free
of all Poodle or Deerhound character.