While the beginnings of this breed are in French farms, where it served as a herder and guard dog, this dog has become so much more. Praised for its high intelligence and resourcefulness, this dog has been used in WWI and WWII as a messenger, a tracker, and as a mine detector. They still aren’t well known outside of France.
When you research this breed, the word “uncanny” continually comes up. Their intelligence and memory are matched only by their reasoning and learning abilities. They are not high energy like a Lab, but have great amounts of stamina. They accept any and all members of the family, including other small animals, but do not like strangers. Not the best dog with kids as they may nip at the heels of the children to round them up.