Native American Village Dog
Breed group : Working, Herding
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GENERALBreed group: Working, Herding Type: Hybrid
Talent: Herding, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Large Weight: 70-95 pounds Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Black & Brown, Black & White, Brown & White, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-15 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Native American Village Dog is a cross between the Native American Indian Dog and German Shepherd. They function as a utility and working dogs. They are all-around working, herding, hunting and utility dog.
From black to pure white colors of the coat of these breeds are acceptable. Some can be in light, medium and dark tortoise shell, black sable, black/tan, black and gray coloring on a white based coat, silver sable, creme, white with black tipped hairs along the back and sides, pinto markings, splashing or any combination thereof. Blue and red colors are very rare for these breeds.
The coat is well furred and can be thick with guard hairs sufficient in length to protect the wholly undercoat. Medium to long coats are acceptable. The Village dog varies with three different coat, short, medium or long wholly coat. Around the ears should be well furred on the wholly dogs and moderately furred on the short coat. The short coats have a top coat that is dense, straight and close lying. Meanwhile, the medium to long wholly coats are distinguished with a definite mane that frames their faces.
The Native American Village Dogs have a well-balanced temperament, loyal, devoted, playful and loves the attention they get with their family. They are friendly, affectionate and loving with the family and friends and enjoy being cuddled. They can also be territorial and protective as they can be aggressive especially when they are not socialized and trained well.
These breeds shed moderately and will need frequent bushing and grooming maintenance to keep their coat healthy and clean. Bathing should be done when necessary, using a hypoallergenic or mild shampoo to refrain from possible skin irritations and allergies.
The Native American Village Dogs are highly intelligent breeds and are very easy to train. Training needs to be firm, fair, consistent and with positive reinforcement. It is recommended for these breed to give them obedience training and socialization as early as puppyhood to keep them well-balanced.
The Native American Village Dogs is normally active dogs and are not best suited in an apartment dwelling life. They will require lots of exercises, including daily long walks and frequent outdoor leashed activities. They are energetic, lively, and very playful. They commonly used as a working, herding and utility dog and also make a great watchdog with their size and temperament.