Also known as: Atlas Dog, Chien d'Atlas, Kabyle Dog
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Guard Dog, Guide Dog
History and Facts: Originally used by ancient nomads in the Sahara desert as a flock guard for protection, this breed is not a sheepdog in the true sense.
Temperament / Behavior
The Atlas Dog is energetic, loyal, vigilant and sensitive.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Exercise: The Atlas Dog requires daily vigorous exercise.
Grooming: No special grooming requirements.