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Alaunt

Origin Albania
GroupExtinct
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Other Names
What other names does the Alaunt have? The breed also known as...
Alaunt Gentil, Alaunt de BoucherieWhite Kazbegi, Alaunt Gentil, Alaunt de Boucherie, Boucherie, Alano Mastins, Lebrels, Ayuda, Presa, Ossetians
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Alaunt puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Alaunt is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Alaunt's size? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the Alaunt weigh?
Male: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg), Female: 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg), Female: 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Alaunt?
22-33 inches (56-84 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
27.5 inches (68 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Alaunt have? What does this canine coat look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the Alaunt's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
BrownBlackWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Alaunt and how often?
Effortless: The Alaunt requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Alaunt is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Alaunts shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Alaunts shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Alaunts could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Alaunt have?
IntelligentEnergeticBossyAdaptableIndependentLoyalActiveAdventurousAlert
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Alaunt?
Smart: Alaunt's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Alaunts easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Alaunts are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Alaunt is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Alaunts are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Alaunts are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Alaunts need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Alaunts bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Alaunt barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Alaunts good watchdogs?
Alaunts are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Alaunts will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Alaunts are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Alaunt can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Alaunt will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Alaunt has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Alaunt do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Alaunts have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Alaunts need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Alaunt to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Alaunts tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Alaunts have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Alaunts are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Alaunts good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Alaunts are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Alaunts adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Alaunts are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Alaunts kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Alaunts are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Alaunts get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Alaunts are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Alaunts get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Alaunts are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Alaunt can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Alaunts have health problems?
Alaunts are very healthy dogs. There won't be a lot of vet check-ups with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Alaunts live? What is this dog average life span?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Alaunt breed hypoallergenic?
No
Alaunts don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Alaunt have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Alaunts are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Alaunts require per day?
Alaunts need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Alaunts are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Alaunt need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Alaunt has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Alaunt's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Alaunt has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Alaunt is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Alaunt could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Alaunt. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Alaunt: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Alaunt have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Alaunt have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Effortless: The Alaunt requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Alaunts shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Alaunt is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Alaunt's intelligence is above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Alaunts are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Alaunts are very easy to train.
  • Mouthiness: Alaunts have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Territorial: Alaunts are extremely protective guard dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Alaunts don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Stinkiness: The Alaunt has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Apartment Friendly: Alaunts are not apartment-friendly dogs.

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