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Tundra Shepherd Dog
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minimum height at the withers is
27" and average is 29" - 31." Females: minimum height
has a wide variety of colors, from Black & Tan and varieties to
a more grizzled sable and/or (augoti) variations along with solid
black & white.
Requirements: American Tundra
Shepherds require weekly
to daily brushing (depending on if they are shedding) and monthly bathing.
They can have seasonal heavy
shedding. A securely fenced yard with plenty of room to exercise is
needed. As with many breeds, early socialization is a must to
develop good temperaments. Owners must be willing to
take the time to work with and train their dogs.
Tundra Shepherds are alert,
extremely intelligent and strong willed. The ATSD is a keen observer of
his surroundings. His memory retention is unsurpassed in the K-9
world. The ATSD is a tractable animal capable of learning numerous
commands. First and foremost, the ATSD is a loving, loyal and
devoted companion. The ATSD bonds extremely close to his family
(pack) when raised from a puppy, and will become a member of your
family. The ATSD has a standoffish personality toward unknown
persons. This is marked by an openness and friendly demeanor toward
his extended family. Totally confident in his own environment, the
ATSD still possesses a high degree of self-preservation. The ATSD
should be approachable by unknown persons when correct body language
is used, accepting, of course, when the owner/master is present. The
ATSD has shown capacity as companion, therapy, watchdog, guardian,
search & rescue, herding, agility and other working functions.
The ATSD has an excellent nose; his scenting abilities make him the
perfect candidate for tracking and air-scenting. He is a ferocious
hunter of varmints and even larger prey, yet this magnificent animal
is somewhat reserved around strangers, not lending himself to
indiscriminate friendships. You have to earn an ATSD's respect and
trust. ~ Baswell
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lifespan is 13
years. Watch for Hip/Elbow Dysplasia, Bloat
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