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American White Shepherd

Origin United States
GroupWorking Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the American White Shepherd have? The breed also known as...
American White Shepherd, White Canadian Shepherd
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the American White Shepherd 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?
$1800-$2500
If you choose to purchase the American White Shepherd, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the American White Shepherd gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the American White Shepherd's size? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the American White Shepherd weigh?
Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg)
Height
How tall is the American White Shepherd?
Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the American White Shepherd have? What does this canine coat look like?
Wavy
Colors
What color is the American White Shepherd's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
WhiteLight Cream
Grooming
How to groom the American White Shepherd and how often?
Average: The American White Shepherd requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your American White Shepherd, search for a 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 American White Shepherds shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
American White Shepherds are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the American White Shepherd have?
AlertCompanionableFearlessAloofEagerSelfconfidence
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the American White Shepherd?
Average: American White Shepherd's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are American White Shepherds easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
American White Shepherds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The American White Shepherd is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
American White Shepherds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
American White Shepherds 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?
American White Shepherds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do American White Shepherds bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The American White Shepherd rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are American White Shepherds good watchdogs?
American White Shepherds are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the American White Shepherds will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
American White Shepherds strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The American White Shepherd 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 American White Shepherd do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
American White Shepherds have an 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 American White Shepherds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the American White Shepherd to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
American White Shepherds have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
American White Shepherd have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Are American White Shepherds good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
American White Shepherds are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
American White Shepherds 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?
American White Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are American White Shepherds kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
American White Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do American White Shepherds get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
American White Shepherds are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do American White Shepherds get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
American White Shepherds are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do American White Shepherds have health problems?
American White Shepherds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do American White Shepherds live? What is this dog average life span?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the American White Shepherd breed hypoallergenic?
No
American White Shepherds 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 American White Shepherd have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
American White Shepherds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do American White Shepherds require per day?
American White Shepherds have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
American White Shepherds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the American White Shepherd need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 4 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:
Low to Average. The American White Shepherd has a low to the average risk for obesity. 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 change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the American White Shepherd'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?
Medium
The American White Shepherd has an average 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 American White Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the American White Shepherd 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 American White Shepherd. 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 American White Shepherd: 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 American White Shepherd have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the American White Shepherd have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-10 puppies

Advantages

  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Drooling tendency: The American White Shepherd is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The American White Shepherd rarely barks.
  • Watchdog Ability: American White Shepherds are good watchdogs.
  • Trainability: American White Shepherds are easy to train.
  • Territorial: American White Shepherds strongly protect their territory.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: American White Shepherds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: American White Shepherds are heavy shedders.

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