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King Shepherd

King Shepherd
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Overview

The King Shepherd is a large breed of dog that was originally developed in the United States in the 1990s. They were bred by mixing German Shepherd, Alaskan Malamute, and Great Pyrenees bloodlines to create a breed that was larger and more robust than the standard German Shepherd. 

Temperament

King Shepherds are known for their loyal and protective nature. They are intelligent and confident, making them excellent working dogs, and they are also friendly and affectionate with their families. They tend to be very good with children and other animals, but they require early socialization and training to ensure that they are well-behaved.

Lifespan

The King Shepherd has a relatively long lifespan of 10-13 years, with some dogs living even longer if they are well-cared for.

Shedding

King Shepherds have a thick double coat that sheds heavily twice a year, in the spring and fall. Regular brushing can help to control shedding, but this breed is not hypoallergenic and may not be suitable for those with allergies.

Training

King Shepherds are intelligent and eager to please, making them relatively easy to train. They are known for their working ability, so they excel in obedience and agility competitions. Early socialization and training are important to ensure that they are well-behaved and responsive to commands.

Puppyhood

King Shepherd puppies are typically very active and playful, but they also require a lot of socialization and training to develop into well-behaved adult dogs. They are prone to hip dysplasia, so it is important to choose a reputable breeder who screens their breeding dogs for this condition. They also require regular exercise and mental stimulation to prevent destructive behavior.

King Shepherd is a loyal and protective breed that makes an excellent working dog and family companion. They require early socialization and training, regular grooming, and plenty of exercise to keep them happy and healthy.

Breed Information

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Origin:United States
Breed Group:Herding
Size:Large to Giant
Type:Cross Breed
Life span:10-13 years
Temperament:Courageous
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Protective
Height:25-29 inches (64-74 cm)
Weight:90-150 pounds (41-69 kg)
Colors:Black
Black & Tan
Cream
Sable
White
Litter Size:6-10 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1500 - $2500 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Charlie Lucy
2 Jack Lola
3 Riley Stella
4 Buster Gracie
5 Dexter Zoe
6 Jackson Emma
7 Gus Lulu
8 Jax Lady
9 Marley Maddie
10 Roscoe Izzy
11 Rocco Cookie
12 Ace Sugar
13 Prince Fiona
14 Bruce Heidi
15 Scooter Oreo
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