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Armant

Origin Egypt
GroupPastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
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Other Names
What other names does the Armant have? The breed also known as...
Egyptian Sheepdog, Ermenti, Hawara Dog, Chien de Berger Egyptien
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Armant puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
Unknown
If you choose to purchase the Armant, be aware that the availability of this breed is rare. Although it's hard to find, you can check breeders’ sites and puppy finder places for further information. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Armant gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Armant's size? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Armant weigh?
50 and 65 pounds (23 and 29 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
How tall is the Armant?
21 and 23 inches (53 and 58 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
22 inches (55.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Armant have? What does this canine coat look like?
Shaggy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Armant's coat?
TanGreyYellowBlackBlack & Tan
Grooming
How to groom the Armant and how often?
Average: The Armant requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Armant, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Armants shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of this canine?
Armants shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Armants breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Armant have?
FearlessLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Armant?
Smart: Armant's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Armants easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Armants are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Armant is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Armants don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Armants are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does this dog need?
Armants are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Armants bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Armant barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Armants good watchdogs?
Armants are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Armants have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Armants are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Armant can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Armant will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Armant has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Armant do?
Armants have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Armants need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Armant to run away? This dog's wanderlust potential:
Armants tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Armants have low to average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Are Armants good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Armants are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Armants adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Armants are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Armants kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Armants are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Armants get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Armants are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Armants get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Armants are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Armant can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Armants have health problems?
Armants are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Armants live? What is the average lifespan of this breed?
13-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Armant breed hypoallergenic?
No
Armants don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Armant have?
Armants have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Armants require per day?
Armants have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Armants sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Armant need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Armant has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Armant's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Armant has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do Pulis drool?
The Armant is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Armant could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Armant. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Armant puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Armant: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Armant have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Armant have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-8 puppies

Advantages

  • Drooling tendency: The Armant is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Armant's intelligence is above average.
  • Trainability: Armants are easy to train.
  • Mouthiness: Armants have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Armants adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Territorial: Armants are extremely protective guard dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Armants don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Armants shed above average.

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