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Dutch Shepherd

Size: Large

Weight: 65 - 67 lbs.

Height: 22" - 25"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Netherlands

Also Known As: Hollandse Herdershond

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

The Dutch Shepherd is similar to the Belgian Shepherd. It is a working dog that makes an excellent herder, police dog, and guard / watch dog.

Compatibility with Kids

Loves children.

History

This breed originated in the Netherlands during the 1800s where it was bred to be an all-purpose farm dog. Difficulties in breeding standards has hindered its popularity. Although it is related to the Belgian Shepherd, it has more German Shepherd ancestry.

Pet Facts

This is an extremely rare breed that is normally only found in its native country. Only about 400 puppies are registered each year.

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