The Garafian Shepherd is a dog that hails from the Canary Islands - specifically the province of Garafia, which is a rocky place that's marked by its steep, jagged mountains and winding roads. The Garafian Shepherd was bred to help herd goats through their precarious homeland. As a result of being bred to work in a region with a fairly harsh environment, Garafian Shepherds have developed very calm and even-tempered personalities. That doesn't mean that these dogs don't need to be trained and socialized - in fact, these dogs can become very restless and belligerent if you don't spend enough time bonding with them and helping them adjust to urban life.
Garafian Shepherds are definitely unique dogs that you're not all that likely see every day - even if you live in the region that they originate from. These dogs can learn to become great family members but it's going to take a lot of effort and hard work. If you're not willing or able to go the extra mile for this type of dog, then we'd highly recommend considering another breed of dog for adoption. Garafian Shepherds are active animals by nature and will become very unpleasant if their needs aren't met. Engage them in a rousing game of snowball fetch, work on their manners and include them in your home and your life every day to ensure a well-rounded pup. Be the strong leader and your Garafian Shepherd will follow.