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.

Vital Stats

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

Summary
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.

Ease of training:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)