The Native American Shepherd is a social breed that is versatile, and considered hypoallergenic. They are friendly outgoing, very brave, and enjoy having a job to do. NAS dogs that are socialized adjust well to new situations. They make excellent S&R, handicap assist, and therapy dogs. Native American Shepherds do not bark excessively, but may alert you to the arrival of company.
The Native American Shepherd (NAS) is a delightful designer breed, with the scaled down vibrant energy of the Belgian Shepherd and the intelligence, calm demeanor of the Native American Indian Dog. They are highly intelligent, trainable, great with children, other pets, and livestock. When looking to adopt a designer, mixed, or hybrid dog it is best to look at the characteristics of both breeds that make up the new breed before deciding if this would be the right dog for you.
The Belgian Shepherd also known as the Belgian Sheepdog is elegant and proud. During WWI they distinguished themselves on the battlefield, served as message carriers, ambulance dogs, and even helped pull machine guns.
They perform well in sports such as obedience, herding, and tracking. This excellent working breed excels in search and rescue, guide, and as therapy dogs. The Belgian Sheepdog is happiest with plenty of jobs to do. This breed gets along with gentle children, and will thrive in either country or suburban living if exercise is readily available.