Alpine Spaniel

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Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 199
Origin Switzerland Savoy
Other Names Alpenlandischer Spaniel, Swiss Alpine Dog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Large
Weight 88–100 pounds (40-45 kg)
Height 24-38 inches (60-96 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin 1870
Ancestry Unknown

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Curly
Coat Colors Brown, Red, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Black
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Blenheim, Red, White
Coat Color Possibilities Black, White, Brown, Tan, Red, Silver, Cream
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Brave, Defensive, Loyal, Protective, Territorial
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $20-$50
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Alpine Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Alpine Spaniel is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in the Swiss Alps. It is a loyal and affectionate companion, and its unique appearance makes it stand out from other breeds. The Alpine Spaniel has a long, silky coat that comes in various colors including black, white, brown, and red. Its eyes are almond-shaped and its ears are long and droopy. The Alpine Spaniel has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years.

The size of the Alpine Spaniel varies depending on gender; males typically weigh between 25 to 30 pounds while females weigh between 20 to 25 pounds. The coat of the Alpine Spaniel is thick and can be either short or long depending on the individual dog’s preference. Colors range from black, white, brown, red or any combination thereof.

The personality of the Alpine Spaniel is friendly and outgoing with an eagerness to please its owners. They are intelligent dogs that can be trained easily with patience and consistency. They love being around people but can also be independent when needed as they do not require constant attention like some other breeds do.

Alpine Spaniels are very friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if properly socialized from an early age. They have a gentle nature which makes them great family pets as they get along well with everyone in the household including cats if introduced properly at first meeting!

The temperament of the Alpine Spaniel is calm yet alert which makes them great watchdogs for their families without being overly aggressive or territorial towards strangers or unfamiliar animals/people in their environment. They have a strong desire to please their owners which makes them easy to train but they may become bored quickly if not given enough mental stimulation throughout their day so it’s important to keep them active both physically and mentally!

The health of the Alpine Spaniel is generally good but like all breeds there are certain health issues that may arise such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so regular checkups with your veterinarian should be done regularly for early detection/treatment if necessary!

The adaptability level of the Alpine Spaniel is high due to its intelligence which allows it to adjust quickly when faced with new environments or situations making it ideal for those who travel often or move frequently! The benefits of having an Alpine Spaniel as a pet include its loyalty towards its owners, intelligence level making training easier than most breeds, low maintenance grooming needs due to its short coat length (which also helps reduce shedding), plus they make great watchdogs without being overly aggressive towards strangers/unfamiliar animals/people in their environment!


The Alpine Spaniel is a breed of dog that was once on the brink of extinction. The breed is thought to have originated in the Swiss Alps, and was used as a hunting dog by the people who lived there. The Alpine Spaniel was almost wiped out during World War II, when many of the dogs were killed in the fighting. After the war, the breed began to make a comeback, and is now recognized as a breed by most kennel clubs. The Alpine Spaniel is still relatively rare, but is slowly gaining in popularity.

The Alpine Spaniel is thought to be descended from the St. Bernard dog, which was brought to Switzerland by monks in the early 1800s. The St. Bernard was bred with other local dogs, including the Great Pyrenees and the Newfoundland, to create a new breed that was better suited to life in the mountains. The Alpine Spaniel was used as a hunting dog by the people who lived in the Alps, and was prized for its ability to find game birds in deep snow.

During World War II, many Alpine Spaniels were killed in the fighting, and the breed came close to extinction. After the war, a few dedicated breeders began working to revive the breed. The Alpine Spaniel is now recognized as a breed by most kennel clubs, although it is still relatively rare. The breed is slowly gaining in popularity, as more people learn about its unique history and abilities.