Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Training: Attended conferences / shows, Books, Group classes with a professional
Posted July 20, 2013
This is probably on of the oldest dog breeds known to man. They are found depicted in cave paintings in Afghanistan. These dogs are sensitive, outgoing and energetic. They usually have a long flowing coat that requires daily grooming. Their appearance is majestic, and beautiful. These dogs are not the best with small children, but do well with older kids.
I have trained only one of these dogs, and it was a blast! They seem to be very responsive to positive reinforcement training. They grasp what you teach them fairly quickly. I did find, though, that even the smallest knick on this dog was a huge problem, because it was hypersensitive to pain.This breed also requires at least 45 minutes of vigorous exercise every day. I also found that these dogs will catch the slightest movements, and dart to catch any squirrel, or small animal
Overall, this breed is pleasure to own and train. Their majestic look is plus. They are very healthy. They are rare though, so good luck trying to find one!