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.
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.
The King Shepherd has a relatively long lifespan of 10-13 years, with some dogs living even longer if they are well-cared for.
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.
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.
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.
|Size:||Large to Giant|
|Life span:||10-13 years|
|Height:||25-29 inches (64-74 cm)|
|Weight:||90-150 pounds (41-69 kg)|
Black & Tan
|Litter Size:||6-10 puppies|
|Puppy Price:||Average $1500 - $2500 USD|