Watch Dutch Shepherd Owner’s Guide:

Originally used by shepherds in the Netherlands for all-around farm work, the Dutch Shepherd is an intelligent, highly trainable jack-of-all-trades. Today, they are often found to be police dogs and service dogs, as well as family-friendly pets. You may take a look at the Dutch Shepherd and notice a striking resemblance to German Shepherds or Belgian Shepherds. That’s because these cousin breeds share a close ancestry and only diverged a little over a hundred years ago. The Dutch Shepherd dog breed may be a rare one, but they are known for their sound health and aptitude for training. They come in three different kinds of coats that are beautifully brindle. If you want a dog that will do well in competitions, act as a watchdog, keep you active, love your family, and provide loyal, affectionate, obedient companionship, a Dutch Shepherd would be the answer.

Watch and learn about Dutch Shepherd dog’s key characteristics:

   

        

        

        

    

    

        

        

        

    

Key Vitals of Dutch Shepherd
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Dutch Shepherd Herding Dogs 21 to 25 inches 50 to 70 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 2 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Size.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 2 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Dutch Shepherd is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Dutch Shepherd has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Herding Dogs

Height

21 to 25 inches

Weight

50 to 70 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

The Dutch Shepherd comes in three coats–short hair, long hair, and wire hair. Short haired Dutch Shepherds are the most commonly used for police work, and wire haired Dutch Shepherds are quite rare in general.Originally, the main thing that separated Dutch Shepherds from German Shepherds or Belgian Shepherds was coat color. All three breeds have gained more distinguishing features and breed standards since then.Dutch Shepherds were almost pushed to the brink of extinction after World War II when breeding in the Netherlands was stopped and many dogs were taken for service in the German military.Unlike other shepherd dogs, Dutch Shepherds have relatively few health problems.The Dutch Shepherd is an excellent watchdog and very loyal to their families. They are not known to be overly vocal, but they will bark if a stranger enters their territory.The coat of the Dutch Shepherd is brindle with colors that range from sandy gold to red chestnut. Too much black or white in the fur is seen as a fault.