Though the Karst Shepherd Dog may not look the part due to their overall cute appearance and medium-sized build, this breed is a livestock guardian through and through. In fact, in their native homeland of Slovenia, Karst Shepherd Dogs have been recognized as such by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (or World Canine Organization in English). Karst Shepherd dogs have many physical and mental traits that help them excel at guardian dog work; they can run fairly quickly and for long periods of time due to their builds while their stoic demeanor and obedient personalities make them great herding animals. Even if you have no intention of grooming a Karst Shepherd Dog to be a guardian animal, you'll still want to help them develop their natural talents. You can do so, to a degree, by introducing them to the following activities.
Karst Shepherd Dogs can become great family pets as well as reliable guardian dogs once they receive the proper training and support. If you get a Karst Shepherd Dog while they're young, try to socialize them as much as possible; introduce them to all of your friends and family members while they're still a puppy so that they can gain experience interacting with other humans besides yourself. When they get a bit older (about 3 months or so,) take them out to places like dog parks and beaches so that they can gain experience interacting with other animals - be they cats, dogs, or other pet.