Originally bred to hunt in packs. Have excellent sense of smell and high energy.
Friendly, intelligent and energetic. Require lots of activity and playtime.
Need minimum 30 mins daily exercise. Alert barkers requiring training.
Prone to obesity, back issues, and ear infections. Routine vet care is key.
Require weekly brushing of short coat and ear cleaning. Trim nails monthly.
Eager to please and highly treat-motivated. Respond best to positive reinforcement.
Typically live 12-15 years with proper health, diet, exercise and annual vet visits.