Schwarzer Altdeutscher

Life expectancy

10 years

Age adult

24 months

Height (Shoulder height)

60 cm

Weight

30 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / undercoat / tail feathered

Coat color

black

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / elbow dysplasia / eye diseases / allergies / cauda-equina syndrome

Food expenses per month in €

about € 68

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not

Athletic

Very atletic

Attention

Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn

High

Exercise

Needs a lot of exercise

Nature

alert / intelligent / tenacious / agile / likes to work

Bred for

watchdog / herding dog / guard dog

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / elbow dysplasia / eye diseases / allergies / cauda-equina syndrome

Dog type according to FCI

not FCI approved

FCI description

Not FCI Approved

Short description

The Schwarzer Altdeutscher is a robust, independant working cattle dog. He is very adaptable and have a very strong herding instinct. As a family-dog he needs soft but firm training.They need a clear daily routine and different activites, as their herding instinct can become problematic. With hte righ owner they are very active, adventurous and friendly companion.

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.