The King Shepherd resembles the German Shepherd in appearance, with a muscular body, longer than it is high. There are two types of coats for this breed: the coarse-haired coat consists of short, straight hair, the long-haired coat has, obviously, long hair that is rather wavy. Both have a double coat, the undercoat is light colored.. The ears are pricked. The eyes are medium-sized, and are deep set. The chest is deep and broad. The tail is feathered, carried downward, and slightly curled. (Shepherd tails are not docked.) The paws are round and not too long, the pads, hard, the nails short and strong and generally dark in color. The dewclaws are removed. The King Shepherd breed has a wide range of colors. The show ring does not accept white, blue or liver colored dogs, or those that do not have a black nose. Acceptable colors are sable (which describes both brownish tan with brown or black markings, or a grayish silver with black markings) and a black saddle with tan, gold, cream or silver markings. Small white spots on the chest will not be penalized in the show ring. The colors must be bright and rich, faded colors are not acceptable.
The King Shepherd is self‑confident, intelligent, and loyal. They are easy to train, and docile, friendly towards strangers, children and other animals, but nevertheless makes an excellent watch dog.
This breed is a courageous watch dog and a hardy protector.
There are no known chronic diseases for the King Shepherd, as it is a relatively new breed. Well cared for, they live about eleven years.
They are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia.
The King Shepherd was developed from breeding American and European German Shepherd Dogs, Alaskan Malamutes, and Great Pyrenees, by American dog breeders Shelley Watts‑Cross and David Turkheimer. An official breed club was established in 1995.
The King Shepherd should be brushed on a regular basis, but bathed only when necessary.
The King Shepherd, as with all shepherds, is not suitable for apartment life. They need a large yard in which to roam, and plenty of vigorous exercise.
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- how are king shepherds with children and also how is there temperament?
how are king shepherds with children and also how is there temperament?Asked by Anonymous - 2 answers
- I have king shepherd 6 month old and his high (size) is 19.5 inch to the shoulders, does ...
I have king shepherd 6 month old and his high (size) is 19.5 inch to the shoulders, does that mean he's normal or he is shorter than the normalAsked by Anonymous - 0 answers
- My King Shepherd dog is almost 10 years old. We live in the country and he has a lot area ...
My King Shepherd dog is almost 10 years old. We live in the country and he has a lot area to run, but he's starting to limp a lot lately. I've read that these breeds have a lot of hip problems. Is there anything I can do with...Asked by Anonymous - 6 answers