Weight: 65 - 67 lbs.
Height: 22" - 25"
Life Span: 12 - 14 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Also Known As: Hollandse Herdershond
Category: Companion Dog
No special exercise requirements.
No special grooming requirements.
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
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.
This is an extremely rare breed that is normally only found in its native country. Only about 400 puppies are registered each year.