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The Native American Indian Dog

The Native American Indian dog was thought to be extinct at one time. The Native American Indian dog was descended from the dogs that lived with the American Indians for centuries. The dogs the American Indians had been very versatile and were helpers for the tribes. They hunted, guarded and pulled sleds. The Native American Indian dog makes a wonderful family companion.

They have a dense, short coat, and some will have long hair. Their color will be silver to black to tortoise shell. Some will have a broken pattern coat. They will weigh 55 to 120 pounds and be 23 to 34 inches tall.

The Native American Indian dog is sensitive. They will shed in the fall and spring and will need to be brushed daily otherwise once a week will work. They are active and curious. They need daily walks. The will also need a fenced yard where they can run.

The Native American Indian Dog gets very attached to their family. The Native American Indian dog is very gentle and protective of children.

The Native American Indian dog needs to be socialized and trained when they are young.


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keishafaye100 wrote on December 23, 2014, 2:47 PM

wow, this is so cool! its neat that they used these dogs to help them with work. also do you know if they are still around today?

marialy18 wrote on December 24, 2014, 8:41 PM

It is happened that I own dogs that purely native and they call it 'askal" ( ordinary dog from streets) they have no special breeds but they all love an taken cared well

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 21, 2015, 1:17 PM

That is a nice looking dog. I don't have a pet dog at the moment, but I would like to adopt one very soon.