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Armant


The Armant, also known as the Egyptian sheepdog, is a herding dog which is not very popular, outside of its country of origin.



Some of the other names that can be used for Armant dogs include Hawara dog, Ermenti dog and Chien de Berger Egyptian. The special feature of the armant dog is that fact that it is tireless and fearless. In fact, Armant does not even show any fear towards wolves, or other such ferocious wild animals. Hence, these dogs are known to safeguard the other animals that are under their protection.



In addition to their guarding skills, these dogs are known for their eagerness to please their owners.

Armant Dog Breed, Size, Personality, Health and Lifespan


The Armant is a medium sized dog, which has a large head and tiny eyes that are round and dark in color. Their muzzle and black nose are quite small in size and proportionate to the rest of their face. In some cases, the color of the nose may also complement the color of the coat.



Like any other working dog breed, the Armant has a strong, muscled body. The chest in this dog is usually deep and muscular with ribs that are well-sprung. Its coat is generally long and shaggy to the touch. Their tail could either be curled or even docked.

Personality wise, these dogs make excellent pets and working dogs. They are loyal, fearless and have a sociable temperament, with a playful disposition towards the members of their families. They are very energetic and are quire patient with children, which is why they are ideal companions for kids. However, because they are so active, they require a lot of physical activity on a daily basis, which includes long walks, runs, and jogs. They also love playing games, with a ball, which is like the prefect form of exercise it requires. Fortunately, these dogs are quite easy to train, perhaps due to the fact that they love to please their owners, are quite intelligent and quick to learn. They are quick, agile, perceptive, have well balanced movements and respond well to most situations. Read more on dog training methods.

The average lifespan of an Armant is approximately 13 years or so, which means that looking after this breed is a long term commitment. Moreover, these dogs are quite susceptible to health problems such as hip dysplasia and osteochondritis dissecans. Therefore, it is important to consult a professional pet breeder or a vet before deciding to take on an Armant as a pet.
 
  Submitted on September 5, 2011