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Life Span
13 - 15 years
51 - 64 pounds

calm, gentle, loyal, intelligent, active

Bred For
Livestock Guardian
      Family Considerations
      Child Friendly

      Is the Armant good with children?

      Unfortunately, the Armant is not automatically well suited with children and we would not recommend for homes with very small children unless early socialization with children is taken seriously.
      Stranger Friendly

      Is the Armant friendly with strangers?

      The Armant is about average in how friendly they are with strangers. They can be timid or protective, but with proper training and socialization can be fine for any household.
      Dog Friendly

      Is the Armant friendly with other dogs?

      The Armant is not naturally friendly with other dogs, but with a good amount of early socialization as a puppy they can learn to get along with most breeds of dog. Proper training is required before letting the Armant go off-leash or to dog parks.
      Likes to Cuddle

      Does the Armant like to cuddle?

      The Armant loves physical affection and cuddles. If you're looking for a cuddle partner you may have found the one!

      Does the Armant like to play?

      The Armant will almost always be ready for play! The Armant is great for a family with children, or otherwise, an environment that is always ready for play.
      Service Dog Ability

      Does the Armant make a good service dog?

      Historically, the Armant has never been used as a service dog and really would not be a good fit.
      Overall Ease of Breed
      Ease for Novice

      Is the Armant good for first-time owners?

      The Armant is not the easiest breed for first-time owners, but can certainly still work out if the owner is willing to put the time into training and exercise.
      Training Potential

      How well can the Armant be trained?

      The Armant is about average when it comes to training potential. The Armant can be seen in competitions and can have advanced training, but it would require much dedication and oftentimes professional training.
      Amount of Shedding

      Does the Armant shed a lot?

      The Armant does shed, but less than average.
      Ease of Grooming

      Is the Armant easy to groom?

      The Armant requires a good amount of grooming work. It is possible to do it yourself, but you need to plan on dedicating weekly grooming sessions at the minimum.
      Exercise Need

      Does the Armant need a lot of exercise?

      The Armant requires some daily exercise, but daily walks should be enough. The Armant appreciates going outside and on daily walks, but they will be ok without anything overly athletic.

      How smart is the Armant?

      The Armant has average intelligence. They are smart and witty, but do not need to be constantly challenged mentally, as some other breeds.
      Amount of Barking

      How much does the Armant bark? Does the Armant bark too much?

      The Armant barks a lot. This is important to consider with your living situation- will it be ok when you leave them at home alone or will they disrupt the neighbors? The Armant will oftentimes bark just to express their thoughts... even just to be heard!
      Guard Dog Ability

      Is the Armant a good guard dog?

      The Armant is not typically used as a guard dog, although they can be alert and oftentimes notify you if there is a stranger at the door or otherwise something to be concerned over.
      Tolerates Being Alone

      Is the Armant good at staying alone? Is the Armant independent?

      The Armant considers their owner part of the "pack" and hates being left behind. This can be a good thing for someone looking for an emotional support dog who is loyal and always by their side, but bad if the dog will need to be left at home alone for extended periods.
      Home and Environment Considerations
      Good for Apartment Living

      Is the Armant a good apartment dog?

      The Armant is an excellent dog breed for an apartment. Some daily exercise is still important, but if they get that then the apartment will be more than enough for them to call home.

      How big is the Armant?

      The Armant is one of the smallest dog breeds- suited well for apartment living and very convenient for travel.
      Tolerates Heat

      How much does the Armant tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Armant?

      The Armant can tolerate some heat, but should not be over-exposed to hot weather. In general, they can live in hot weather climates, but would do best with air conditioning or at least a fan in their home, especially where they sleep.
      Tolerates Cold

      How much does the Armant tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Armant?

      The Armant does not tolerate cold weather at all, and we would not recommend having a Armant if you live in a cold weather climate.
      Potential to Run Away

      Does the Armant try to run away?

      The Armant is very unlikely to run away. Of course, precautions should always be taken, and every dog is unique, but with a Armant it is very likely they will naturally follow you, even when they are off-leash.
      Physical Characteristics
      General Health

      Is the Armant a healthy dog? The health of a Armant should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.

      The Armant is very healthy, but it is still important to feed the Armant high-quality food and to live a healthy lifestyle.
      Energy Level

      How energetic is the Armant?

      The Armant has some energy and requires daily walks, but overall the Armant has less energy than average.
      Amount of Drooling

      How much does the Armant drool?

      The Armant does not drool at all.
      Prey Drive

      Does the Armant have a large prey drive? Does the Armant like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?

      The Armant has some prey drive, so should not be left alone with very small animals such as birds, mice, or gerbils, but with some gradual introduction should be fine living with a cat in the same home.

      Is the Armant atheltic?

      The Armant can have athletic moments, and bursts of speed, but does not have the endurance as other highly athletic dog breeds. They would do great for occasional jogs, but probably not the best for long-distance runs or anything more athletic than that.
    1. Toy
    2. Armant
    The Armant is a purebred dog that falls within the larger Toy dog breed group.
    Toy group: Toy dogs are primarily characterized by their very small size. But don't let that fool you- if anything their personality and tenacity is higher than the average dog. In fact, even their protective instincts are above average! In fact, because of that it is crucial they get socialization with children and other dogs from an early age. Because the toy dog is both small and primarily bred for home companionship, they make excellent additions for a wide range of families. There are also practical benefits with toy dogs- they are great for apartment living, and traveling. Toy dogs are also loyal and love to cuddle, making them the ideal lap dog.

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