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These dogs are large and powerful, and generally calm and peaceful. They like order and harmony. If the occasion calls for it, they turn into vigilant and alert watchdogs. They are considered one of the best breeds to protect livestock, especially in areas with wolves and other predators.
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They don't require large amounts of exercise, but they love playing outdoors with other dogs.
They need space, and are happiest in a large yard. The males weigh between 77 and 110 pounds, and females between 61 and 88 pounds.