American Indian Dog

Life expectancy

14 years

Age adult

16 months

Height (Shoulder height)

50 cm


20 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / undercoat

Coat color

all colors and combinations

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 52

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs more attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


quick and eager to learn / friendly / alert / loyal / protective / likes to work / patient

Bred for

watchdog / hunting dog, hound

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The American Indian Dog was bred out of the last Native American dogs. There are around 500 individuals left. In former times they were used as hunting-, scent-, sledding- or watch dogs by Native Americans. Nowadays, they are popular sport- and family-dogs, especially for people who can cope with the breed's primal behavior and desire for freedom.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.