Height: 17 to 20 inches at shoulder
Weight: 40 to 70 pounds
Coat: thick, rough or smooth
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
This distinctive-looking dog has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. He can be aloof--if you're looking for a cuddle buddy, this probably isn't the best breed for you--and downright suspicious of strangers. But for the right person, he's a fiercely loyal companion.