American Alsatian Information

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Also known as the Alsatian Shepalute.

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This breed was previously known as the Alsatian Shepalute. The breed name was officially changed by the board of the National American Alsatian Club on September 21, 2009.

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Character

The American Alsatian comes from the United States and was originally bred as a companion dog. Its origins date back to 1987. The American Alsatian was also previously known as the North American Shepalute and subsequently the Alsatian Shepalute. The advent of the dual income family prompted a need for a large breed of dog without working traits. The mellow and calm temperament of the American Alsatian allows it to be best suited for work as a therapy dog.

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Size

25-28 inches
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Weight

75-120 pounds

Male: 80-120 pounds Female: 75-100 pounds
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General Health


As with many large dogs, following are some possible health concerns; Hip and/or elbow Dysplasia, Panosteitis, Arthritis, Seizures

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History


1987 was the first documented siting of this pure breed. It has previously been known as; North American Shepalute, Alsatian Shepalute, and now the American Alsatian. They were cross bred to create a dog with even temperament and stability, bringing them to the current status as pure bred.

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Maintenance


Regular brushing is required as they have a dense double coat. It is thinner in the summer months, so shedding does occur.

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Ideal Environment

The American Alsatian was bred as a companion breed but should always be properly exercised. Most owners choose to walk this breed at least an hour a day. Without exercise, the American Alsatian will become hyper active and possibly descriptive.


The American Alsatian can live in apartment with the proper exersise.

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