The American Alsatian, also known as Alsatian Shepalute, is a mixture of pure breed German Shepherd, English Mastiff, Anatolian Shepherd, Alaskan Malamute and Great Pyrenees. This breed is large, standing between 24 to 28 inches (61 to 71 cm) at the withers and weighing between 75 to 120 pounds (34 to 54 kg); females, however, are smaller compared to males.
These breed is originally developed as a large companion dog. Although, they can be trained to work and some have been successful as wilderness search and rescue dogs, this breed does not possess a strong desire for the physical demands of most working dog endeavors. They are most suited for the gentle work of therapy dogs.