The American Alsatian is a large companion dog. It is a rare and recently developed breed that is a suitable choice as a family dog. The American Alsatian has a calm temperament and shows great loyalty to its masters, while remaining aloof, though not aggressive, to strangers.
Lois Denny developed the breed in the late 1980s. She bred the dog to serve as a companion and to bear a resemblance to the extinct Dire Wolf. The American Alsatian does not require a large amount of living space and is accepting of other pets and of children. The breed can do the work of therapy dogs but is not a hard-working breed. The Alsatian does not require as much exercise as some other large dogs, but it still needs a daily walk.