Dakota Shepherd Pictures and Information

The Dakota Shepherd is a medium sized breed of dog. They stand between 17 to 21 inches in height and weigh between 35 to 50 pounds.


Dakota Shepherd Description

They have medium to long coats that are shiny but not always smooth. Sometimes their coats may even appear slightly greasy because of the high amount of shine they process. They have medium-sized ears that flop over at the ends. Their eyes are brown or black and they sport noses that are always black. They are most commonly found to have black and tan coats, but their coats may also come in shades of sable. Dogs of this breed often have white chests and white feet.

This is a very new breed and there are changes in the appearance of these dogs each time they are bred.

Dakota Shepherd

Country of Origin

United States


Dakota Shepherds are an extremely smart breed. This breed does not seem to possess the aggression that many other Shepherd breeds possess. They are a fiercely loyal breed that forms strong, everlasting bonds with their owners. The Dakota Shepherd is very easy to train and does quite well in agility. This breed is excellent with children, and always very gentle with them. They are a laid-back breed that is playful but almost never hyper. This breed is not known to bark often, but they will when provoked, excited, or on guard.

Health Problems

There are no known health problems associated with the Dakota Shepherd yet. This breed is still very new and has not had time to be studied thoroughly regarding health issues.


Dakota Shepherds require a moderate amount of exercise. They are not a hyper dog that demands hours of play, so long, slow walks will suffice. They are a very intelligent breed, though, and do seem to enjoy engaging in games that require them to think. Training is a breeze with this smart breed, and they love to learn new tricks and show off for their owners. Special Grooming NeedsThere is little grooming necessary for a Dakota Shepherd. They do not require professional grooming in the form of hair cuts or shave downs. It may be necessary to bathe them on occasion. They do shed somewhat heavily in hot temperatures and during this time may require more brushing or combing to aide in the shedding process. So, it is best to keep them cool and dry, especially when the summer temperatures are hottest.