The Greek White Shepherd for many generations has learned to survive in the Greek wilderness, with or without human presence, using its mind and its strength as weapons that help it survive.
During working hours, these dogs are confronted with wild animals that they often have to repel in order to protect their herd, which requires decision-making without human presence and command. This makes them more capable and more independent, but at the same time gives them the will to express an "Opinion on everything". Thus, they are more difficult animals in terms of training as pets, as they do not always wait for the owner's orders, but often make decisions on their own.
The dog has an innate instinct to guard fearlessly its space when the owner is not present. Its size and energy are enough to repel most possible invaders
As the name of the breed suggests, this is a dog born with instinctive strategies that specializes in protecting livestock
His calmness, friendliness and good character allow him to be with us without creating big co-habitation problems and to become our best friend
In terms of its relationship with other animals the Greek White Shepherd needs a herd and animal companionship much more than other dog breeds. In general they easily create relationship with dogs but also with other animals and make "friends".
With people they tend to be more cautious until the first acquaintance is completed on their own terms.
A characteristic that comes from the above is the innate instinct of protection of the living spaces as well as the people and animals with which they live. They are calm dogs that when what they love is threatened transform into a bold protectors who are not afraid of anything.
As puppies they are very active animals that want to play constantly, ideally with other animals. They are a little more cautious with people but still very friendly.
Games & Fun
As teenagers, things get a little difficult if they rebel, but their devotion always comes first in the end. They also become less wary of people growing up.
Rebel & Energy
When the dog matures it becomes a unique working dog either as a guard or as a herd protector. It is a great friend and a valuable co-worker.
Guardian & Friend