Hi, I have been looking into this dog FULL OUT, and I have seen what some people say about them being a rip-off of an Alaskan Malamute or a Husky. These dogs are NO rip-off, they are the smartest and healthiest dog that I have ever heard of. I have to say, these dogs are NOT full out wolves, basically all of them are hybrids. They are look alikes of the wolves they used many years ago with the natives, I have never heard of such a beautiful and perfect dog. As people may think from they're looks and they're name that they were actually bred with real wolves. I'm sorry to say, but they are not. These dogs usually have LITTLE OR NO wolf in them, and as people may think a wolf is dangerous, you have made these animals misunderstood, they will not attack you if they see you, they will more then likely run away and hide. The NAID's are actually bred from a husky and a german shepard (so i've read), there is a big difference between American indian dog and a Native American Indian Dog. You have to do your research properly when looking into this dog. I've found that the most accurate information has come from ******* and the******** pages. And you also have to watch out where you get the dog from, the real NAID breeders are as listed: -**** ***** ****** ****** Thats about it, if you want a trusted Breeder those are the ones.
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I own a NAID and he is the best dog I have ever had. He was extremely easy to train. I got him at 8 weeks and he potty trained in like two weeks from when I got him and that includes him learning to ring a bell hanging from the backyard door. He learned to sit, stay, fetch, lay down, shake, and speak really in like two fifteen minute training sessions per trick learned.
He is the most friendly dog and loves all people and children. He also loves other animals and I am never afraid of him meeting other dogs. He has a strange fascination with cats and horses. He loves them.
As far as hunting ability I don't think he would make a good hunting dog, because he loves other animals too much. My schnauzer makes a better bird dog than he does. I guess he was never trained that way so that is probably why.
My dog loves the outdoors, but he loves people more. He will go outside for a little bit, but he always has to come back inside to check on me or whoever is home. He loves to be where I am.
My dog would not do as well if we didn't have our other dog. He will really only stay outside for a long time if our other dog goes out with him. He needs a buddy.
I have a Siberian Indian dog. Breed by ma*****c vi**s aka In***n d**s 4 y**. I do not suggest buying a dog from Karen in Michigan. If you research rescue places even wolf rescues you will learn why. I love my S.I.D to death (who is part N.A.I.D) BUT he came with lots of issues the day I got him. He was very sick and had an extreme fear of people. His brother and sister were both put to sleep by 8 months because of this fear. Luckily I didn't listen to Karen's advice so with hard work ( luckily I worked nights and my boyfriend worked days) he got over his fear. He is two soon and still has fear of people but he can function. He sheds all year long. And is Houdini! He is very very smart. Finally stopped eating my furniture.. unless you have extreme dog handling skills this is not a choice pet for the first time dog owner.
I just recently looked up NAID's with a possibility of getting one. With all the mixed reviews out there about NAIDs, I don't think I'll be getting one. However what really got me upset was, I contacted Karen from Michigan, and her replies have been nothing but rude to me. When I read about breeds that I'm interested in, I want to know EVERYTHING there is to know about them. NAID's apparently are not crate trainable. Now I've trained dogs before. I'm not a first time dog owner. Every breeder and pet owner I've come across thus far have told me to crate train a dog for the 1st 2 years of their lives. Since NAID's are said to be not crate trainable I wanted to know how one would go about training an NAID, and the response I got from Karen was "I won't be selling you a pup because you would be in violation of the sales agreement....." I didn't say I was going to use the crate training method with the NAID, i just simply asked what the proper way to train an NAID would be. She didn't answer my question, nor did she shed any light on the situation. It is safe to say that from the emails I got from her, her tone showed poor customer service and I would NOT recommend getting a dog from her. Despite what other people have said about her being very nice, her emails to me have said otherwise. I'll get another dog elsewhere thanks.
I have a 2 year old NAID/SID Rogan, (red and white broken pattern with one blue eye and one green eye)that I got from Michigan from said breeder. Prior to Rogan I had 3 German Shepherds 2 coated females, 1 blue dilute male for a total of 17 years. I trained all of them and could have them with me anywhere I went. Unfortunatly the health records for this breed, no matter how good the breeder, are very poor. My dogs lived till 10, 13, 8 years too short for me. So I researched the NAIDS for 4 years and decided on them for their intelligence and health and long life span. However I had a equally terrible experience with Karen. No support and blamed me for scaring Rogan and that he must be terrified of me and that I needed help before I should ever considering another dog. She is an idiot and really urge anyone interested in this breed to seek elsewhere. Rogan turned 2 on 1/13/2013. He had a brother that came this to the east coast as well and is in a home in Connecticuit? I love my dog but he did come with an issue that has been very hard to deal with and remedy completely and I began (or was an issue not disclosed before getting him) the very first time I held him and has lessened a bit but there is still a tendancy. He will urinate a little bit when approached or with certain people, or when you take hold of his collar to leash him,... Had him checked for medical issues and he has been through plenty of obedience courses, and behavior evaluations and all they came up with was he may grow out of it... Not really happening. The breed is as everyone seems to describe timid at first meeting more so with some individuals. Shedding once a year(the entire coat), no odor at all, talking and howling only no barking, loves other dogs, loves being outdoors, enjoys sitting "up" high on picnic tables, raised beds, stone walls, etc...He is definatly not a breed that can be left for long days alone and is not for a first time dog owner. They require training and socialization and really need excercise to function normally. Destructive behavior only happens when he doesn't have regular outside excercise. I have always fed him raw and he is a beautiful dog with great teeth and woundreful health. He eats Oma's Pride Mixes, green tripe, venison, raw bones, turkey necks and eats once a day and never begs. He loves "cookies" high quality dog treats. Imagined this breed to be the last breed but am not sure I would commit to another with out serious research to find a breeder I could have contact with for 1-2 years giving me time to meet the dogs and learn the breeders methods. I have had contact with a breeder once in Vermont but has since moved to Massachusetts that seemed to be a wonderful person so we will see. Beautiful yes these dogs are very beautiful but please be sure that is not the only thing you "see" when deciding on the breed. They are not the sort of breed that belongs in a rescue or pound because owners were not able to handle them. Please educate as best you can and prepare for a long life with your NAID/SID. ps Rogan can be off leash all the time at home with out worrying about him running off. It took time but has been well worth it. I used dog runs to help wit the process and tethered him to me when doing everyday chores. Good luck!
I was going to buy an NAID from the same breeder (Karen) a couple months ago, but also had a very poor experience with her. One week prior to picking up the puppy, I asked several questions about the dogs, including whether or not there was wolf in the dog. She replied that there is not and made rash accusations about me as a future puppy parent. She told me she would not sell me the dog, that I would take it to a kill shelter as soon as someone told me the pup looked like a wolf, and that I would always fear that the dog would one day attack and consume my children. However false her statements were, I understand that she reserves the right to refuse to sell me a pup. My biggest issue was that she refused to return my $250 deposit that I had sent prior to the puppy being born. I understand that it was nonrefundable, but because she broke our contract, I believe I am entitled to my money back. I have not been able to get a hold of her by phone or email. Very poor customer service and professionalism. I don't doubt that she has a wonderful breed, but I would suggest trying to find a different breeder that will appreciate a future owner asking questions and educating themselves. After all, wouldn't a respectable breeder want their dogs to go to someone who cares enough to learn everything they can about the breed and how to best care for it?