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Atlas Dog

Size: Large

Weight: 55 lbs.

Height: 21" - 25"

Life Span: 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Morocco

Also Known As: Aidi, Chien d'Atlas, Kabyle Dog

Group: Working

Category: Companion Dog, Guard Dog, Guide Dog

Exercise Needs

The Atlas Dog requires daily vigorous exercise.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


The Atlas Dog is energetic, loyal, vigilant and sensitive.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


Originally used by ancient nomads in the Sahara desert as a flock guard for protection, this breed is not a sheepdog in the true sense.

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