Blue Alpine Shepherds – Courtesy Christiane Raßmanns


Also known as: Alpine Shepherd, Alpie, Alpine Header Dog

Origin: Alpine region of Germany

Height at shoulder: 14–18 inches (37–47 cm)

Weight: 13–40 pounds (6–18 kg)

Coat: Short, medium, or long; medium texture

Color: Black, black and brown, black and gray, blue and red merle, blond, silver gray; may have tan and/or white points

Ears: Semi-erect, upright with rounded tips and dropped (folded over)

Tail: Long

Alpies illustrating upright and hanging ear sets. Courtesy Christiane Raßmanns

Alpenhütehund – Courtesy Christiane Raßmanns

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

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