Date of publication of the valid original standard: 16.01.1996
Utilization: Companion, Security and Working dog
Classification: FCI Group 2 (Pinscher and Schnauzer type, Molossian type and Swiss Mountain and Cattle dogs) Section 2.1 Molossian type, Mastiff type with working trial.
Being A Good Pet Neighbor
As you enjoy your pet's companionship, a little extra effort on your part will teach him to be a good neighbor. Ideally this should begin when your pet is young.
However, at any age, a dog can be trained to obey at least the basic commands. The best way to teach your dog obedience is to attend a dog obedience school. Kennel clubs, humane organizations and extension divisions of some universities offer obedience courses. There are also many good books on obedience training.
About nine years ago, my wife and I woke up one Sunday morning and decided to find a puppy. If that sounds like an odd "spur of the moment" decision, it may help you to know that two days before, we had lost our beloved Australian Cattle Dog, Megan, to a very serious illness.