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Alpine Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Alpine Spaniel so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginSwitzerland Savoy
Other Names
What other names does the Alpine Spaniel have? The dog breed also known as...
Swiss Alpine Dog, Alpenlandischer Spaniel
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Alpine Spaniel recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Alpine Spaniel recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Alpine Spaniel puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Alpine Spaniel price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Alpine Spaniel is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Alpine Spaniel size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Alpine Spaniel weigh? Alpine Spaniel weight:
88–100 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Alpine Spaniel? Alpine Spaniel average weight:
94 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Alpine Spaniel? Alpine Spaniel height:
24-38 inches (60-96 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Alpine Spaniel average height:
31 inches (78 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Alpine Spaniel have? What does this canine coat look like?
Curly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Alpine Spaniel's coat?
BrownTanRed
Grooming
How to groom the Alpine Spaniel and how often?
Advanced: The Alpine Spaniel requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Alpine Spaniel a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Alpine Spaniel, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Alpine Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Swiss Alpine Dog? Alpine Spaniel shedding level:
Alpine Spaniels shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Alpine Spaniel have? What characteristics does the breed have?
TerritorialProtectiveBraveLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Alpine Spaniel? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Alpine Spaniel's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Alpine Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Alpine Spaniels are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Alpine Spaniel is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Alpine Spaniel sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Alpine Spaniels don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Alpine Spaniels are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Swiss Alpine Dog need? Alpine Spaniel social needs:
Alpine Spaniels are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Alpine Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Why does my Alpenlandischer Spaniel bark?
High: The Alpine Spaniel is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Alpine Spaniel good as a watchdog?
Alpine Spaniels are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Alpine Spaniel dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Alpine Spaniel dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Alpine Spaniels are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Alpine Spaniel can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Alpine Spaniel will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Alpine Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Swiss Alpine Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Alpine Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Alpine Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Alpine Spaniel do?
Alpine Spaniels have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Alpine Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Alpine Spaniel to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Alpine Spaniel roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Alpine Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Alpine Spaniel have high prey drive?
Alpine Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Alpine Spaniel dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Alpine Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Alpine Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Alpine Spaniels adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Alpine Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Alpine Spaniel dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Alpine Spaniels are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Alpine Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Alpine Spaniel and children:
Alpine Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Alpine Spaniel dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Alpine Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Alpine Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Alpine Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Alpine Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Alpine Spaniel can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Alpine Spaniels good office dogs? Do Alpine Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can Alpine Spaniels be ofiice dogs?
No
Alpine Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Alpine Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Swiss Alpine Dog temperament with senior people? Are Alpine Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
Alpine Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Alpine Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are Alpine Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Alpine Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Alpine Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Alpine Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Alpine Spaniel be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Alpine Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Alpine Spaniel be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Alpine Spaniel is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Alpine Spaniel be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Alpine Spaniel is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Alpine Spaniel be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Alpine Spaniel is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Alpine Spaniel be a boat dog?
Not really
Alpine Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Alpine Spaniel be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Alpine Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Alpine Spaniel dogs have health problems?
The Alpine Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Alpine Spaniel dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Alpine Spaniel be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Alpine Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
Alpine Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Alpine Spaniel have?
Alpine Spaniels have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Alpine Spaniel dogs require per day?
Alpine Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Alpine Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Alpine Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Alpine Spaniel risk for obesity:
Average. The Alpine Spaniel has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Alpine Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Alpine Spaniel can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Alpine Spaniel has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Alpine Spaniel drool?
The Alpine Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Alpine Spaniel could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Alpine Spaniel. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Alpine Spaniel puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Alpine Spaniel: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Alpine Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Alpine Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Alpine Spaniel

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Alpine Spaniel's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Alpine Spaniels are easy to train.
  • Drooling tendency: The Alpine Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Alpine Spaniel has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Alpine Spaniels are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Alpine Spaniels have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Alpine Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Alpine Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Alpine Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Alpine Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Alpine Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Alpine Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Alpine Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Alpine Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Alpine Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Alpine Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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