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Berger de Savoie

Size: Medium

Weight: 33 - 55 lbs.

Height: 21" - 22"

Life Span: -

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: France

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Companion

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

They are sensitive, hard-working�dogs�that form strong bonds with their owners. Because they are extremely active, these�dogs�need plenty of exercise. They also require mental stimulation and attention. Without obedience training and sufficient attention, Savoyard shepherds tend to engage in destructive behavior. Members of this�breed�generally get along well with other animals.

Compatibility with Kids

Not suitable for children.

History

Originating in southeast France, the berger de Savoie was used as working dog on dairy farms in Savoy. Farmers used these hardy dogs to guard their farms and fields, pull carts, haul milk and herd sheep, goats and cattle. Currently, these dogs are rare, and the breed is on the verge of extinction. Since 2002, a group of dog fanciers, farmers and veterinarians has been working to restore the berger de Savoie.