The intro text does great injustice to the breed. This is our second istrian shorthaired hound. Our first, Berta, passed away at age of 14 years. Both of girls lived with us in condo. They are almost perfect pets. No grooming needed except during change of season, calm, bright, loving their family, enjoying family’s friends visiting, good companions to kids. Of course they had character but we came to conclusion it is similar to people.