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
NameDog Breed GroupHeight Weight Life Span
Dutch ShepherdHerding Dogs21 to 25 inches 50 to 70 pounds 12 to 15 years