These large ancient herding dogs are originally from France and faced possible extinction during the first world war. They were put to use is all sorts of different facets, from messenger to finding wounded soldiers on the field. They have a predisposition to blindness which is a bit ironic considering the natural lay of their hair.
Everything we do sends a message to our pet. Did you know that giving your dog affection at the wrong time can send the wrong message and worsen unwanted behavior? Giving affection during desired behaviors is an important thing to remember.