The Dutch Shepherd is an old herding breed of Dutch origin. In the old days the farmers needed a dog with few demands, a jack-of-all-trades, and a versatile dog.
Height: 22-25 inches
Weight: 65-67 pounds
Coat: Three varieties: long-haired (straight, flat), short-haired (fine and dense) and wire-haired (medium length and wiry).
Life span: 12 – 14 years
The Dutch Shepherds are among the most competent of all shepherd dogs at such tasks as agility, catch, obedience competitions, guard work, hearding, field trailing and companionship. Attached to its territory, and an enthusiastic worker. These affectionate, happy to be around dogs are obedient, sober and very loyal to its handler and family. Friendly, loving, playful and highly energetic. A very happy dog. Cunningly smart. Provided children are seenn as pack leaders, they can also be good friends with them. Unwanted visitors will be stopped in their tracks, while known family friends will be greeted enthusiastically.
[usrlist “Ease of training:5” “Cold tolerance:5” “Dog friendly:4” “Energy Level:4” “Intelligence:4” “Need for exercise:4” “Predatory tendencies:4” “Vigor:4” “Watchdog ability:4” “General health:3” “Apartment appropriate:3” “Good for new owners:1”]