Colorado Mountain Dog

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Colorado Mountain Dog History

The Colorado Mountain Dog is a fairly new breed of domesticated dog that originated in North America. The origins of the Colorado Mountain Dog are uncertain, but it is believed to have evolved as a variant of the American Pit Bull Terrier. The Colorado Mountain Dog is a medium-sized, muscular, working type of dog. The Colorado Mountain dog is a hardworking, intelligent, and loyal animal. The coat color varies, depending on the lineage and the color of the Pitbull parent. This large, tough, and fearless canine comes in a variety of sizes. The CO ACD is a hardy, athletic, and adaptable hunter.

Time of Origin

2005

Country of Origin

United States Of America

Colorado Mountain Dog Physical Characteristics

The Colorado Mountain Dog is a large, medium-to-large-sized breed of working dog that was developed in the United States. They are typically used as cattle and sheep herders. They have a wedge-shaped head, a medium length muzzle, and bushy eyebrows. Their ears are pendant shaped, hanging close to the cheeks. They have a medium-length neck, straight back, and muscular loins. Their tail is carried low and has long hair that spreads over the back side of the body and curls up over the tip. Their legs are often described as “boxer-like.” Their feet are catlike, with well-arched toes and flat, hard soles. They have a double coat of fur that is long, thick, and weather-resistant, with hair that grows on the face, neck, and front legs. Their coloration can be white, gray, or brindle, with markings that can include solid or parti-colored patches, mottling, and stripes.

Eye Colors

Brown

Nose Colors

Black

Coat Colors

White, Fawn, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 30 – 34 inches

Female Height Range: 26 – 29 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 110 – 150 lbs

Female Weight Range: 80 – 120 lbs

Colorado Mountain Dog Health

Description of breed health.

Lifespan

11-13 yrs

Colorado Mountain Dog Health Concerns

None Known, Ear Infections, Eye Abnormalities, Eye Infections

Colorado Mountain Dog Temperament and Behaviour

The Colorado Mountain Dog is a loyal, devoted and protective breed of dog. They are extremely intelligent and are quick to learn. They are often described as having a “hard” or “sharp” personality, which means that they tend to be independent and aloof. They are brave and courageous, and will protect their family.

Colorado Mountain Dog Activity Requirements

The Colorado Mountain Dog is a medium-sized working dog that comes from the American frontier. They are great with children and are known to be smart, loyal, and protective. A daily walk or jog is a great way for your Colorado Mountain Dog to stay fit and healthy. They also love to play outside, so allowing them to run around the yard is a good way to keep them happy. The Colorado Mountain Dog is a good choice for an active family. They require a lot of exercise and do well with owners who are active and enjoy the outdoors.

Miles Per Day

20 miles

Activity Per Day

80 minutes

Daily Food

4 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Colorado Mountain Dog is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Colorado Mountain Dog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Colorado Mountain Dog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Colorado Mountain Dog is part of the Unclassified group.

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