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Alpine Spaniel

Origin Switzerland Savoy
GroupExtinct
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Other Names
What other names does the Alpine Spaniel have? The breed also known as...
Swiss Alpine Dog, Alpenlandischer Spaniel
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Alpine Spaniel 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 Alpine Spaniel 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 Alpine Spaniel's size? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the Alpine Spaniel weigh?
88–100 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
94 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Alpine Spaniel?
24-38 inches (60-96 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
31 inches (78 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Alpine Spaniel have? What does this canine coat look like?
Curly
Colors
What color is the Alpine Spaniel's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
BrownTanRed
Grooming
How to groom the Alpine Spaniel and how often?
Advanced: The Alpine Spaniel requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Alpine Spaniel a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Alpine Spaniel, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Alpine Spaniels shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Alpine Spaniels shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Alpine Spaniel have?
TerritorialProtectiveBraveLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Alpine Spaniel?
Smart: Alpine Spaniel'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 Alpine Spaniels easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Alpine Spaniels are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Alpine Spaniel is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Alpine Spaniels don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Alpine Spaniels are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Alpine Spaniels are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Alpine Spaniels bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
High: The Alpine Spaniel is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. 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 Alpine Spaniels good watchdogs?
Alpine Spaniels 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 Alpine Spaniels will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Alpine Spaniels are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Alpine Spaniel can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Alpine Spaniel 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 Alpine Spaniel 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 Alpine Spaniel do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Alpine Spaniels have a low 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 Alpine Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Alpine Spaniel to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Wanderlust potential of the Alpine Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Alpine Spaniels 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 Alpine Spaniels are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Alpine Spaniels good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Alpine Spaniels 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?
Alpine Spaniels 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?
Alpine Spaniels are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Alpine Spaniels kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Alpine Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Alpine Spaniels get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Alpine Spaniels are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Alpine Spaniels get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Alpine Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Alpine Spaniel can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Alpine Spaniels have health problems?
Alpine Spaniels are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Alpine Spaniels live? What is this dog average life span?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Alpine Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
Alpine Spaniels 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 Alpine Spaniel have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Alpine Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Alpine Spaniels require per day?
Alpine Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on 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?
Alpine Spaniels 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 Alpine Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 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 Alpine Spaniel 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 Alpine Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers cold weather
The Alpine Spaniel can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Alpine Spaniel 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 Alpine Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Alpine Spaniel could be a perfect 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 minimal compared to others, just like the Alpine Spaniel. 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 Alpine Spaniel: 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 Alpine Spaniel have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Alpine Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-8 puppies

Advantages

  • Drooling tendency: The Alpine Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Alpine Spaniel's intelligence is above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Alpine Spaniels are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Alpine Spaniels are easy to train.
  • Mouthiness: Alpine Spaniels have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Territorial: Alpine Spaniels are extremely protective guard dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Alpine Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Alpine Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
  • Stinkiness: The Alpine Spaniel has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Barking: High: The Alpine Spaniel is a very vocal breed.
  • Apartment Friendly: Alpine Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.

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