Armant

Armant dogs were developed in Egypt primarily as working dogs on farms. It is thought that the breed has been around since about 1900. It was named after the village of Armant where many of the dogs could be found at that time. While it is not clear how the dogs were developed, many people believe that they are descendants of ancient Egyptian dogs. On the other hand, some people believe that Armants are descendants of dogs that were brought to Egypt from Europe two centuries ago. This belief mainly comes from the fact that the Armant is very similar in appearance to such French breeds as the Briard and Bearded Collie. Other breeds that may have contributed to the Armant's development include the Newfoundland, Harrier and the Roman Cattle Driving Dog.

Armant dogs can weigh anywhere between 50 and 65 pounds fully grown. They have long, shaggy hair that can come in a variety of colors including gray, black and tan, black, and brown. Their ears are triangular and can be held either erect or dropped. They have a curled tail, dark eyes and a muscular body. The Armant is a large-sized breed of dog that holds its roots in Egypt and was originally used as loyal guard and herding dogs. Personality: The Armant is a calm and gentle dog that can also have an enthusiastic personality at times. They are loyal to their human family members and make great family pets. However, many of these dogs get lonely when left alone and may become destructive. As such, if you choose to add an Armant to your home, you will want to be sure to provide it with plenty of toys. The Armant dog is an extremely gentle and loyal dog that makes a great companion or pet for people who have children. They love their human families and love to be near them at all times. They are also an active breed that needs a lot of room to run, play and explore.

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Life Span
14 - 15 years
Other Names
Egyptian Sheepdog, Ermenti, Hawara Dog, Chien de Berger Egyptian, Armant

Armant Build Information

Size
Medium

Armant dogs can weigh anywhere between 50 and 65 pounds fully grown. They have long, shaggy hair that can come in a variety of colors including gray, black and tan, black, and brown. Their ears are triangular and can be held either erect or dropped. They have a curled tail, dark eyes and a muscular body. The Armant is a large-sized breed of dog that holds its roots in Egypt and was originally used as loyal guard and herding dogs.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

The Armant is a calm and gentle dog that can also have an enthusiastic personality at times. They are loyal to their human family members and make great family pets. However, many of these dogs get lonely when left alone and may become destructive. As such, if you choose to add an Armant to your home, you will want to be sure to provide it with plenty of toys.

The Armant dog is an extremely gentle and loyal dog that makes a great companion or pet for people who have children.

They love their human families and love to be near them at all times. They are also an active breed that needs a lot of room to run, play and explore.

Appearance

Shedding
Heavy
Grooming
Moderate

Due to the nature of the Armant's coat, you will want to brush it daily to prevent any tangles and remove any excess hair. If you wish, you can trim your Armant's hair to make it easier to groom. A bath about every other week should be sufficient unless your pet becomes overly dirty.

You should also be sure to check your pet's ears regularly for any excess wax buildup, foul odors or inflammation.

Finally, if your Armant's nails grow overly long, you can trim them with a pliers-type nail clipper made especially to trim dogs' nails. When trimming your dog's nails, make sure that you do not cut into the veins that grow inside them.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy to train
  • This breed is known by several different names including the Armant, Egyptian Sheepdog, Ermenti, Hawara Dog and the Chien de Berger Egyptian
  • Currently, the Armant has not been recognized by any large canine organizations
  • It is not uncommon for Armants to have mismatched ears
  • These dogs bond quickly to their owners and will defend them to their deaths if necessary
  • A healthy Armant can live up to 14 or 15 years

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Common Health Conditions in Armants

Currently, there are no clear reports of any health issues associated withe the Armant. However, various sources have stated that the breed may be prone to developing osteochondritis dissecans and hip dysplasia.

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