Native American Village Dog

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70-100 lbs
United States
Native American Indian Dog
German Shepherd
German Indian Dog, Native American Shepherd

The Native American Village Dog is a hybrid combination of the German Shepherd and the Native American Indian Dog. The breed can reach up to 110 pounds and 30 inches tall when fully grown. The breed is good with children and other pets as long as they are properly socialized and trained. They are good working dogs that can hunt, pull sleds, or herd sheep but also enjoy agility training, playing fetch, or just hanging out with the family. They are easily trained and obedient dogs which make excellent family pets, even for those who have never owned a dog. 

Companion, Guard Dog
Date of Origin
German Shepherd and Native American Indian Dog

Native American Village Dog Health

Average Size
Height: 27-30 inches Weight: 80-110 lbs
Height: 26-29 inches Weight: 70-100 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Hemophilia A (GS)
  • Renal Cystadenocarcinoma and Nodular Dermatofibrosis
Minor Concerns
  • Pannus
  • Perianal Fistulas
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Congenital Heart Defect
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Dna Test For Vwd
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis

Native American Village Dog Breed History

The Native American Village Dog is still pretty rare so there is no history yet. Therefore, you should consider the origins of the parents to determine a history for your dog. The German Shepherd is from Germany, originating in 1899 as a sheepherder but was also popular as a guard dog. Their ancestors include several different varieties of local shepherding breeds and possibly a wolf type of dog. The man who single-handedly created the German Shepherd is Captain Max von Stephanitz of Germany who wanted a dog that could lead large flocks of sheep. The German Shepherd’s loyalty and courage got it the reputation of an excellent guard dog and was even used by the German army in World War I. It was originally named the German Sheepdog but was changed by the American Kennel Club when it was registered in 1908. It is now the 2nd most popular breed of dog in America. The Native American Indian Dog originated sometime during the 16th century when they lived and travelled with Native Americans all over America. There is some discrepancy about whether the modern Native American Indian Dog is the same as the original breed and whether it is related to the wolf, Dingo, and the Carolina Dog. However, their history can be traced back to the 1500s when these dogs travelled with different tribes and were used for pulling sleds, guarding, and even as babysitters. They have not been acknowledged by the American Kennel Club but they are registered with the National Kennel Club and the Native American Indian Dog Registry.

Native American Village Dog Breed Appearance

The eyes of the Native American Village Dog are the most striking thing about them because they can be almost any color including amber, blue, and yellow. They may even have two different colored eyes. Their slender muzzle has a black, leathery nose and pointed upright ears on their big, triangular head. This breed has a muscular body with long legs and a furry, curved tail. Their coat can be black, black and tan, cream, gray, silver, white, and various combinations of these colors and have wolf-like markings. They have a medium length straight double thick coat that is moisture repellent and soft. 

Eye Color Possibilities
Nose Color Possibilities
Coat Color Possibilities
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Native American Village Dog Breed Maintenance

The Native American Village Dog needs to be brushed at least four or five times a week but it is preferable that you brush them every day. Using a pin brush and metal comb, you should brush them thoroughly, making sure you get under their legs and the neck area, where matting occurs often. They do not need to be bathed unless it is absolutely necessary because they keep themselves clean, do not have a doggy smell, and rarely shed. In fact, they are considered to be almost hypoallergenic. Be sure to clean your dog’s ears, trim her toenails, and brush her teeth regularly as well. 

Brushes for Native American Village Dog
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Native American Village Dog Temperament

The Native American Village Dog is easy to train and gets along well with everyone as long as they are socialized early. They are great companion pets but do not like being alone so they can become anxious or depressed if you are gone for long periods of time. It is best for them if they have other pets in the house to play with and make sure they get enough exercise and their separation anxiety should not be a big deal. They are a very intelligent breed and love to learn new tricks and enjoy being the center of attention.

Native American Village Dog Activity Requirements

Your Native American Village Dog requires at least an hour of exercise every day. They do best in homes with a large, fenced yard where they can run around for a few hours a day. However, if you do not have a fenced yard, you can take your dog to the dog park or local park to get the exercise she needs. If your dog does not get enough vigorous activity every day, they can develop bad habits such as chewing on things, barking excessively, and may even become aggressive. Try taking your dog for a couple of brisk walks in the morning and evening as well as playing a game of fetch to keep her happy in between walks.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
15 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Native American Village Dog Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3.5 cups
Daily Cost
$2.4 - $3.2
Monthly Cost
$72 - $96

Native American Village Dog Height & Weight

6 Months
Height: 26 inches Weight: 50 lbs
Height: 25 inches Weight: 40 lbs
12 Months
Height: 27 inches Weight: 75 lbs
Height: 26 inches Weight: 65 lbs
18 Months
Height: 28 inches Weight: 95 lbs
Height: 27 inches Weight: 85 lbs

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