At the time of its inception in 1987 until 2004, the Dire Wolf Project remained solely under the direction of its founder, Lois E. Denny. In the year 2004, the National American Alsatian Club became fully functioning and eventually took over the control of all club functions as a way to unite all American Alsatian owners and enthusiasts.
At present, the National American Alsatian Breeder's Association, which now regulates all American Alsatian breeding under the regulations put in place by the National American Alsatian Club, coordinates the growth of the Dire Wolf Project and all aspects of health and temperament of the breed.
From 1987 to 2000, the Dire Wolf Project remained in the first phase of the project; developing an unique large breed companion dog temperament with exceptional health and longevity.
In the year 2000, the project entered into its second phase of development, focusing its efforts more toward the look of the Dire Wolf in bone and body structure. We remain within this second phase of development, continually monitoring health and temperament as we advance toward our conformation goal.
Kerberos, DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito, 2016
The National American Alsatian Breeder's Association will continue to develop and coordinate the Dire Wolf Project as it grows in the years to come.