This is a hunting dog that can adapt to cold climates and is naturally active. This breed is great for therapy dogs or as a work dog. They are easily trained and love human company. They are an overall very happy breed and live to be 10 to 12 years. This is a good breed for first time dog owners as they don’t tend to be aggressive or hard to train. They grow to be 55 to 80 pounds and need a good amount of exercise.
Remember that just like humans, all purebred dogs can be prone to health problems so it’s very important to see the health reports of a dog before you buy them. Be wary if someone tells you the breed has no health problems as all breeds are inclined to have certain things. Overall you can focus on preventive health care by properly exercising your dog, giving it the most healthy food and regular check ups as well as good training and brain stimulation. Be sure to do your research on a breed to find out other great preventive health techniques to keep your dog healthy such as teeth brushing and even the ever growing in popularity supplements that can help your dog live a long healthy life.