The National American Alsatian Breeder's Association Dire Wolf
Project is a committed project developed in partnership with the National American Alsatian Club and our founder, Lois Schwarz.
Along with a consistently unique large companion dog temperament and great health, the goal of the National American
Alsatian Breeder's Association is to recreate the look of the large prehistoric Dire Wolf in bone and body structure. The
breeding method employed by members of the National American Alsatian Breeder's Association will use only established domestic
dog breeds to breed back the large, round bones, massive feet, and broad head found in the skeletal structure of Dire wolves
studied by prominent paleontologists throughout North America. No wolf, wolf-dog cross of any percentage or domesticated
dog with recent wolf ancestry will be used; that includes the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, the Saarloos Wolfhound, Alaskan Noble
Companion Dog, Lupo Italiano, Kunming Wolfdog, or the Japanese Wolfdog.
Along with the Dire Wolf bone and
body structure, the coat of the American Alsatian shall resemble the silver, cream or black timber wolves we see today. Science
has not yet been able to reveal the color of the extinct Dire Wolf, but there are currently two theories for coat color depending
on where the Dire Wolf may have originated. The National American Alsatian Breeder's Association Dire Wolf project will
choose to use the wolf look most familiar to cultures around the world. This includes the black tipped tail, silver
to black sable coloring, yellow to light green eyes and a wolf mask.
The Dire Wolf Project
is a long-term project, which shall advance slowly over an unknown period of time. The important health and temperament
features of the American Alsatian will forever remain a higher priority over the Dire Wolf look. When the external features
of the American Alsatian make an advancement toward the Dire Wolf appearance, the National American Alsatian Breeder's Association
is committed to any necessary re-establishment of critical health and temperament traits. A constant re-assessment between
the health and temperament of the American Alsatian is critical to the Dire Wolf Project.
Learn more about the Dire Wolf Project by visiting the project's
The Dire Wolf Project
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