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.
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