American Alsatian

The American Alsatian, or Alsatian Shepalute, is a large shepherd-like dog that is extremely intelligent and loyal to its human family. This is a fairly new breed that originated in the United States and was developed for the sole purpose of serving as companion dogs.

American Alsatians can grow to anywhere between 75 and 120 pounds, with males being larger than females. While some of these dogs resemble German Shepherds, others look much like Dire wolves. They have a medium-length double-coat that can be black sable, silver, cream or gold. Their eyes are almond-shaped and can be either light brown or yellow. Personality: The American Alsatian is a well-behaved dog that rarely barks or whines. While they are excellent with children and other household pets, they are quite aloof to strangers. These dogs have a low activity level and are extremely calm, even when they are left alone for long periods of time.

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Life Span
12 - 14 years
Other Names
The Alsatian Shepalute, American Alsatian

American Alsatian Build Information

Size
Large

American Alsatians can grow to anywhere between 75 and 120 pounds, with males being larger than females. While some of these dogs resemble German Shepherds, others look much like Dire wolves. They have a medium-length double-coat that can be black sable, silver, cream or gold. Their eyes are almond-shaped and can be either light brown or yellow.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

The American Alsatian is a well-behaved dog that rarely barks or whines. While they are excellent with children and other household pets, they are quite aloof to strangers. These dogs have a low activity level and are extremely calm, even when they are left alone for long periods of time.

Appearance

Shedding
Heavy
Grooming
Moderate (weekly brushing)

You will need to brush your American Alsatian about once a week to remove any dead hair. However, during shedding season, you will want to brush it daily. Unless your pet becomes particularly filthy, it should only need a bath about once a month. Finally, trim its nails with a plier-type nail clipper as necessary.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy to train
  • American Alsatians are so mild-mannered that even gunshots do not bother them
  • A man by the name of Lois Denny created the standard for the American Alsatian in the year 1987

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Common Health Conditions in American Alsatians

American Alsatians are healthy dogs that can live an average of 12 to 14 years. To date, there has only been a small handful of American Alsatians that have displayed any serious health issues, with one case that developed epilepsy and two cases that developed severe arthritis.

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