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King Shepherd Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

OriginUnited States
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
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Other Names
What other names does the King Shepherd have? The dog breed also known as...
King Shepherd Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is King Shepherd recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is King Shepherd recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the King Shepherd breed?
America's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.American Rare Breed Association
Price
How much does the King Shepherd 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? King Shepherd price:
$1500-$2500
If you choose to purchase the King Shepherd, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a King Shepherd for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the King Shepherd gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? King Shepherd size:
Giant
Weight
How much does the King Shepherd weigh? King Shepherd weight:
90-150 pounds (41-69 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the King Shepherd? King Shepherd average weight:
120 pounds (55 kg)
Height
How tall is the King Shepherd? King Shepherd height:
25-29 inches (64-74 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? King Shepherd average height:
27 inches (69 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the King Shepherd have? What does this canine coat look like?
FluffyThickWeather-resistant
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper King Shepherd's coat?
CreamWhiteTanSableBlack
Grooming
How to groom the King Shepherd and how often?
Easy to groom: The King Shepherd doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. King Shepherd is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do King Shepherd dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the King Shepherd Dog? King Shepherd shedding level:
King Shepherds 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 King Shepherd have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CourageousIntelligentProtectiveGentleLovingAffectionateLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the King Shepherd? Are they intelligent?
Average: King Shepherd's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are King Shepherd dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
King Shepherds are hard to train. They don't really get the association between commands and actions. If you want them to obey, you should be very consistent and patient while teaching.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
King Shepherds, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? King Shepherd sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. King Shepherds 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?
King Shepherds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the King Shepherd Dog need? King Shepherd social needs:
King Shepherds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do King Shepherd dogs bark a lot? Why does my King Shepherd Dog bark?
Low to Average: The King Shepherd rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is King Shepherd good as a watchdog?
King Shepherds 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 King Shepherd dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do King Shepherd dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
King Shepherds are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the King Shepherd can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the King Shepherd will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do King Shepherd bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the King Shepherd Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a King Shepherd? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The King Shepherd 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 King Shepherd do?
King Shepherds have a higher than average 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 King Shepherds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the King Shepherd to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does King Shepherd roam?
King Shepherds have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does King Shepherd have high prey drive?
King Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that King Shepherds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is King Shepherd good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
King Shepherds 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?
King Shepherds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
King Shepherds 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 King Shepherd 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?
King Shepherds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are King Shepherd dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? King Shepherd and children:
King Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do King Shepherd dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
King Shepherds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is King Shepherd good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do King Shepherd dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
King Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the King Shepherd is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are King Shepherds good office dogs? Do King Shepherds make good office friendly dogs? Can King Shepherds be ofiice dogs?
No
King Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do King Shepherd dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the King Shepherd Dog temperament with senior people? Are King Shepherd dogs good for elderly owners?
King Shepherds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do King Shepherd dogs get along with other pets? Are King Shepherd dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
King Shepherds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is King Shepherd breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
King Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can King Shepherd 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). King Shepherd is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can King Shepherd 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. King Shepherd is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can King Shepherd 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. King Shepherd is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can King Shepherd 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 King Shepherd is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can King Shepherd be a boat dog?
Not really
King Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can King Shepherd 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. King Shepherd is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do King Shepherd dogs have health problems?
King Shepherds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the King Shepherd breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the King Shepherd breed? Health risks of King Shepherd:
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do King Shepherd dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a King Shepherd be?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the King Shepherd breed hypoallergenic?
No
King Shepherds 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 King Shepherd have?
King Shepherds 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 King Shepherd dogs require per day?
King Shepherds 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?
King Shepherds 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 King Shepherd need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
8 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? King Shepherd risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the King Shepherd's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 King Shepherd's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The King Shepherd can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even 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?
Medium
The King Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the King Shepherd drool?
The King Shepherd is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. 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 King Shepherd puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female King Shepherd: 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 King Shepherd 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 King Shepherd have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Pros & Cons of King Shepherd

Pros
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The King Shepherd doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: King Shepherds are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: King Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: King Shepherds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Trainability: King Shepherds are hard to train.
  • Health Issues: King Shepherds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: King Shepherds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: King Shepherds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: King Shepherds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: King Shepherds 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.
  • Cat Friendly: King Shepherds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: King Shepherds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: King Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: King Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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