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Alaskan Shepherd Breed Information

Alaskan Shepherd

Recognized By: DBR , IDCR

Living with a Alaskan Shepherd

Personality: The Alaskan Shepherd is a friendly and affectionate dog that needs plenty of attention.

Family Dog: The Alaskan Shepherd is good with children but should be supervised because of their size.

Grooming: The coat of the Alaskan Shepherd requires regular brushing.

Training: The Alaskan Shepherd requires constant discipline.

Alaskan Shepherd Appearance

Size: The Alaskan Shepherd has an average height of 21 to 28 inches with an average weight of 64 to 125 pounds.

Body: The Alaskan Shepherd is a heavy boned, well-muscled, athletic dog.

Color: The coat of the Alaskan Shepherd can be wolf gray or shades of gray, gold, red and liver.

Coat: The Alaskan Shepherd has a thick, coarse outer coat and soft, dense undercoat.

Alaskan Shepherd Facts

Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Alaskan Shepherd is 12 years.

Characteristics: The Alaskan Shepherd makes a great companion, sled pulling and sledge racing dog.

Alaskan Shepherd Health

Health: The Alaskan Shepherd may have cartilaginous exostosis, chondrodysplasia.

Alaskan Shepherd History

History: The Alaskan Shepherd was bred to be a working sled dog used for hauling heavy freight.

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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