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The Native American Indian Dog is an ancestor to the original Native American Indian Dogs who served as working dogs and companions to Native Americans. They have roots that are thousands of years old.
Native American Indian Dog’s History
The Native American Dog was originally an extremely feral and wild dog, but was gradually domesticated so that it became an original companion and working dog to the Native Americans present in what is now the United States, for centuries. Many Native American Dogs remained wild, while others were domesticated as companion dogs, pets, and working animals.
Their abilities as working dogs were particularly important, because prior to the 1500s, when Spaniards introduced horses to what is now the United States, the Native American Indian Dog was a beast of burden. These dogs helped hunt game, served as pack animals, and made excellent guard dogs for women, children, and older people in the settlements.
Over the years, the Native American Indian Dog was interbred with the Malamute, Husky, Chinook, and other dogs. In the 1990s, Karen Markel of Majestic View Kennels trademarked the breed of the "Native American Indian Dog," or NAID. Today, the Native American Indian Dog is nationally recognized as a registered breed in its own right by several organizations, although it is still not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Native American Indian Dog’s Appearance
Native American Indian Dogs can have distinct disparities in appearance. The smaller (also called the "Carolina Dog"), weighs between 40 and 60 pounds and can stand 18 to 26 inches at the shoulder. These dogs are long and lean, and look like so-called "hound dogs." These dogs are more common in the South and apparently descend from old pariah dogs that crossed the Bering Strait with Asians approximately 8,000 years ago. Today, their ancestors' traits are still seen in their purest form in feral dogs that live in the Savannah River basin.
There is also the larger Native American Indian Dog, which has an appearance much like a Husky or Malamute. These larger dogs are more common in the north and can stand 26 to 32 inches at the shoulder and weigh a good 100 pounds.
Coat colors can be yellow gold, black, or silver, or there can be a blue and red color that the Native Americans call the "spirit dog." Coats are generally short and dense with thick undercoats, or have long overcoats and dense undercoats. Native American Dogs shed their undercoats twice a year.
With broad heads, wide-set eyes, and a gently tapering muzzle, these dogs can be very striking physically.
Native American Indian Dog’s Temperament
Regardless of the Native American Dogs type that you get (resembling a hound dog or a Malamute/Husky), the temperament is generally gentle, extremely devoted to humans, and very obedient and loyal. These dogs can be very standoffish and shy with strangers, but proper socialization will ensure that your pet will develop a propensity for easy socialization and interaction, and will be exceedingly kind and patient at the same time-- especially valuable characteristics if you have small children.
The Native American Indian Dog is extremely active, though, and you need to have a very active lifestyle so that he or she is provided with plenty of stimulation. If you are an apartment dweller who is not very vigorous and physically active, engaging in plenty of outdoor sport such as hunting or jogging, hiking or camping, it's probably best to go with a quieter breed that doesn't require as much mental and physical stimulation.
If you do choose this extremely loyal and devoted dog as a family pet, though, give him or her plenty to do and he or she will be extremely happy. While the Native American Indian Dog can "misbehave" if not given enough mental and physical activity, this is really because of boredom and not because of any truly "naughty" behavior. Keep your loyal and obedient pet busy, and he or she will respond with love, kindness, gentleness and patience, and devotion that lasts a lifetime.
Finally, the Native American Indian Dog also makes an excellent guard dog, although his or her gentle nature means that he or she is not really an attack dog. Instead, your pet's imposing size (especially of the larger of the two dog types in the breed) will simply intimidate intruders and hold them at bay until you can summon help.
Native American Indian Dog’s Discipline
Your lovely pet is an exceedingly loyal, patient, kind, and devoted dog--but care must be taken to give him or her the proper training and environment so that he or she stays healthy and happy. Above all, your dog wants to please you, so you should never discipline your pet harshly. Usually, a firm "No!" is enough to correct your pet's unwanted behavior and make him or her obey without question. Lavish praise and positive reinforcement are also advised when your pet behaves well.
A note about crate training: Although this is often a very popular training technique, it is not for your beloved pet of this breed. Should you try to crate your dog to teach something, he or she will simply think he or she is being punished, and will be crushed. Rather than confine your dog to a crate, carefully train him or her to stay within the boundaries you set. You should have very little problem with obedience.
Native American Indian Dog’s Health
Native American Indian Dogs are very, very healthy and long-lived, especially for dogs of this size. Your devoted pet should enjoy many healthy and happy years with you, with an average life span of 12 to 19 years, which is extraordinarily long!
Native American Indian Dog’sGrooming
Your pet is a heavy shedder twice a year, and a moderate shedder the rest of the time. Brushing daily or even twice daily during times when your pet sheds his or her heavy undercoat is absolutely imperative, while at other times, every other day is sufficient. Because of your dog's heavy coat, expect some shedding at all times, even when properly groomed. It's worth it for such a beloved and loyal member of the family, isn't it?
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