American indian dog
Dog Breeds

American indian dog

Characteristics of American indian dog

Country of originSouth and North America
The sizeAverage
Growth46-54 cm
Weight11–21 kg
Age12–14 years old
FCI breed groupNot recognized
American indian dog

Brief information

  • Smart;
  • Independent;
  • Easily trainable;
  • Unpretentious;
  • Universal – watchmen, hunters, companions.

Origin story

It is believed that the history of the breed began in the VI-VII centuries. Indian tribes caught puppies of wild dogs, domesticated and thus gradually brought out helpers. Interestingly, from the very beginning, these dogs were trained to perform a variety of functions: they guarded dwellings, helped in hunting, protected women and children, herded livestock, and during migration they acted as pack animals. It turned out to be an amazing universal breed. These dogs are absolutely benevolent to the owners, nevertheless, they retained their love of freedom, independent character and some semi-wildness. Unfortunately, over time, the breed was abandoned. More recently, American Indian dogs were on the verge of extinction. Currently, American cynologists have taken control of the situation and began to restore the population in order to preserve this ancient type of dog.


The American Indian Dog looks like its progenitor, the wolf, but in a lighter version. It is strong, but not massive, paws of medium length, muscular. Ears are triangular, widely spaced, erect. The eyes are usually light, from light brown to yellow, sometimes they are blue or multi-colored. The tail is fluffy, long, usually lowered down.

The coat is medium length, hard, with a thick undercoat. The color can be different, most often black, white, golden red, gray, brown, cream, silver. White markings on the chest, limbs and tip of the tail are allowed. In light colors there is blackening of the ends of the hair.


Dogs are freedom-loving, but not dominant, rather tend to live next to a person, but on their own. Very attentive and alert, they control everything around. They won’t attack just like that, but they won’t let a stranger in and they won’t miss any trifles. Other pets are treated calmly.

American indian dog Care

The coat is thick, but it usually cleans itself well, so enough comb out dog once a week or less, excluding periods of shedding when you have to work with a brush. Ears, eyes and claws processed as needed.

Conditions of detention

Historically, the American Indian Dog is a country dweller. An aviary with shelter from the cold and rain and a spacious paddock or just a fenced area is suitable for her. But at the same time, we must not forget about walks on a leash as a mandatory element. Socialization. From puppyhood you will need training otherwise, natural independence will develop into uncontrollability. These animals learn with pleasure, but when they want it, so the owner must be patient and seek obedience. But then, for mutual understanding, half a word, half a look will be enough.


Buying a puppy of an American Indian dog is currently only possible in America. And the price will be high due to the rarity of the breed and the cost of travel.

American indian dog – Video

Native American Indian dog breed description

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