Species group: Mixed Breeds
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The American Alsatian is itself a mix, but if you encounter something called an American Alsatian mix in a rescue, it may be a puppy that didn't turn out to look as big or wolf-like as the breeder intended.
Appearance / health:
Since it isn't a purebreed, there can be some variation in the appearance of the American Alsatian, but in general they are expected to be large, impressive, almost wolf-like dogs with yellow eyes.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the combination of breeds in the development of the American Alsatian means that you will likely get a large, pack-oriented dog that needs a consistent alpha and something useful or interesting to do. A bored dog will be a problem dog.
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From Vuk Ignjic DVM 42 days ago