Does a Huntaway make a good pet?

Does a Huntaway make a good pet?

They are a highly motivated and active dog but are friendly and gentle by nature. Good with children, they are kind and protective. Although they make ideal family pets, they do tend to ‘herd’ their family members including other non canine pets to get them to do what they want them to do.

Do Huntaways bark a lot?

She can even bark on command – though stopping on command is a still not fully learnt. And she has the classic booming huntaway bark, which she unleashes whenever she’s excited, which sadly for Lisa’s hearing is in the car.

Is my dog a Huntaway?

The Huntaway (also known as the New Zealand Huntaway) is a large, strongly-built breed of dog used for general sheep-herding tasks in New Zealand, where they originate. They were bred to use their loud, deep bark to drive sheep….

Other names New Zealand Huntaway New Zealand Sheepdog
Origin New Zealand

What dogs make up a Huntaway?

The Black Lab, Hound, Border Collie, German Shepherd Dog are just a few. Many more breeds were included in the genetic makeup of these dogs. This breeding process proved successful, resulting in the New Zealand Huntaway, a breed that urges sheep forward with its voice.

What is the lifespan of a Huntaway dog?

12 – 14 years

How do you train a Huntaway dog?

Huntaways usually have a strong instinct to bark. All you need to get a pup to bark is excite it when among stock. Clap your hands and when it barks give a “speak up” command, and an appropriate whistle. Make the whistle command simple and easy to perform, as you’ll be using it a lot.

How long do Huntaway dogs live?

How do you train a Huntaway?

Training tips (provided by breeder Brian Davies)

  1. A young Huntaway pup of around three months old can be taught the two basic commands that are the foundation of its herding skills – “speak up” and “quiet”.
  2. Encourage Huntaways to bark with the words “speak up” and to stop with the command “quiet”

How much does a Huntaway weigh?

55 – 88 lbs

How do I teach my Huntaway to bark?

How fast can a Huntaway run?

Working in all weathers, they may run 60–100 kilometres a day – often at 20–30 kilometres per hour.

How do I teach my huntaway to bark?

Is a huntaway a good breed of dog?

They are more a “class” than a “breed”. The Huntaway is a pretty healthy breed, developed as it was from the sheepdogs and collies. They still face some inherited issues such as: Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIA (MPS IIIA) – rare metabolic issue can cause neurological problems.

Are Huntaways only in New Zealand?

While best known in New Zealand, Huntaways are also used in Australia and Great Britain, and there has even recently been a Huntaway club started in Japan. Unlike most modern dog breeds, the Huntaway is not a dog with a uniform appearance and breed standard.

Where did the huntaway breed come from?

Dr Linda Simon (MVB MRCVS, University College Dublin) The Huntaway was developed in New Zealand by mixing the Border Collie with a variety of other breeds, such as the Doberman, in order to create a herding dog that used its bark out on the field.

What kind of dog food do you feed a Huntaway?

As a herding dog breed, the Huntaway should be fed a high-quality commercial dog food diet formulated for active or working breeds. If you do not plan to train your Huntaway for herding, a medium breed formula may be adequate. The Huntaway breed is extremely intelligent that lends itself to easy training.