|AMERICAN INDIAN DOG STANDARD
American Indian Dogs are a medium-sized working dog with a muscular body that is slightly longer than it is tall. Their neck is medium-length and their back is straight with a
level topline. They have strong limbs, a deep chest, and a nice tuck-up. Their hocks are parallel and defined, and their forelegs are slightly turned outwards and finely boned.
The breed has small, catlike feet that are rounded and have thick pads.
The American Indian Dog has a skull that is slightly domed, and their muzzle is wedge-shaped. Their heads are well-proportioned and feature a pair of medium-sized,
almond-shaped eyes that vary in color. They have comparatively long, pricked ears that slant forward on the head and are very mobile.
American Indian Dogs have thin, black lips that cover well-developed teeth which close in a scissors bite.
Their medium-length coats are shiny and have a short, dense undercoat. The hair varies in length across the body, and is longer at the chest, shoulders, and the back of the legs.
They exist in a wide variety of colors that blend gently together. White markings may or may not be present.
American Indian Dogs are aware of their surroundings and are very instinctual. They are intellectual thinkers and form intense relationships with their pack and family. They
are cautious and leery, but never aggressive or vicious. They are a working breed, but they make excellent companions and family watchdogs.There is many difference in this
breed. The indian dogs in the US are often been crossed with Kelpies. The dogs in Europe have more % coyote to bring back the natural looks and amazing strength of these
Photos and information on the American Indian Dog provided by their owner/ breeder Wendy Schrievers