Utonagan Dog Breed

  • Other names:
  • Twatha Utonagan

The utonagan is a hybrid dog breed which was bred from a combination of Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, and Alaskan Malamute dogs. The breed closely resembles a wolf and was bred to be an affectionate family dog. Although the breed doesn't have any specific work purposes or duties, it is likely utonagans can be trained for a variety of jobs due to the genetics they likely inherited from their parent breeds.

Utonagan Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid9-13 yrs.23-30 in.55-90 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are the details and characteristics of the Utonagan dog breed.

Utonagan Breed Description

The utonagan dog breed is a medium to large sized dog. While there are no set weight standards for the breed, their weight should appear in proportion with their size. Adult utonagans often range in height from 23-35 inches (from ground to shoulder).

Despite the breed's wolf like appearance, the utonagan is a very sociable and friendly dog. Their overall friendliness and calm demeanor makes them ideal pets for families and children. The breed gets along with other pets and is often described as very intelligent and easy to train, which makes the utonagan a good choice for first time dog owners.

Utonagans are average shedders and need to be brushed at least twice per week to keep the undercoat free of loose hair and to help prevent tangles. The breed is highly energetic and requires daily exercise to meet their energy needs. Generally utonagans need two walks a day as opposed to one walk which most dog breeds need.

Utonagan Coloring

The Utonagan, as a hybrid, will display greater variation in coat colors and combinations. Coat colors include silver, grey, brown, tan and buff (all of these in a grizzled fashion) and include a clearly defined "mask". Black or Apricot coloration can manifest in a solid color coat. Solid white Utonagans also exist and may have a mask.

Utonagan Photos

Below are pictures of the Utonagan dog breed.


Utonagan Health

Below are health issues and concerns most common in Utonagans

  • Hip Dysplasia