Dutch Shepherd: photo and description of the breed, characteristics, characteristics of the content and education

One of the now unpopular dogs belongs to the sheepdogs. Oddly enough, it is a fact. Sad fact. Okay, let's leave the lyrics.

We are talking about the Dutch shepherd. What these faithful and well-managed animals do not please the dog lovers of the world is a mystery. These dogs deserve to be talked about.


The roots of these intelligent and self-confident dogs should be sought in Belgium. Yes, their ancestors are the Belgian Shepherds.

For the first time the Dutch shepherd was shown at an exhibition in Amsterdam in 1878. Then she did not have a name. It was an ordinary watchdog and herding dog. And the shepherds are indifferent to the breed, the main thing is the working qualities. After 10 years, the Dutch Shepherd Club was created. This is the end of the XIX century, namely - 1898.He combined all three types of these dogs: short-haired, wire-haired and long-haired.

Breed standard

What description of the Dutch shepherd gave FCI? Below it is presented.

  • Height is above average: the standard for males is from 57 cm to 62 cm. The lower standard of bitches is 55 cm. The upper one is 60 cm.

  • The weight category for males and bitches ranges from 35 kg to 45 kg.

  • The head of the Dutch Shepherd Dog is average in size. The shape is oblong. Occipital protuberance pronounced, the transition to the face distinct.

  • Muzzle of elongated shape.

  • The eyes are small, dark. Postav close to the front.

  • Ears standing form. Pointed from top to bottom.

  • The tail is slightly shortened, saber-shaped.

  • Three types of wool: short, elongated and hard.

  • Color is different. Short-haired and long-haired individuals can be brindle with long dark stripes. Dark mask on the face is required.

Dutch Shepherd Family
  • Wire-haired most often with the color "pepper and salt".


Herder (Dutch Shepherd Dog), as well as its other "brothers", has excellent working qualities. This is above all a wonderful caretaker and companion dog.

What are the main features can be identified? Endurance, like many sheepdogs.Courage, for initially herder served as a shepherd's dog. Devotion, which is famous for representatives of many species of shepherd. Reason - these dogs are among the most obedient and controlled.

Strong immune system. Dutch Shepherd dogs are not prone to any diseases. Sick very rarely.

Shorthair herder


In the photo of the Dutch Shepherd Dog you can see that her exterior is lame. This can be attributed to the disadvantage, but it is also possible to the dignity. This dog connoisseur pays attention not to the appearance, but to the working qualities of the animal.

Especially beautiful dog

What other negative qualities can be found in the breed?

Does not tolerate loneliness. If the beloved owner disappears all day at work, then the Dutch shepherd is not for him. This representative of dog blood from anguish is capable of turning the whole apartment upside down.

This is not a dog that can be started in a house with small children. And while hoping that the herder will be an excellent nanny. Will not be. These animals do not tolerate familiarity, which allow themselves silly children. If the child starts to pull the sheepdog by the tail, study the structure of her eyes, nose, or try to put her hand into the mouth, then there is a high probability that the child will be left without a hand. And with teenagers, oddly enough, the Dutchman gets along great.

Zooagressiya.Herder will not tolerate on his territory another dog or cat. He has a short conversation with the latter. As for the like, then the puppy will first tolerate the "old-timers". In the event that the Dutchman is taken to an already existing dog. The older the sharing becomes, the more intense the relationship between him and the adult dog. Ultimately this will lead to conflict.

Education up to 3 months

Puppies of the Dutch Shepherd Dog are subject to education as soon as they gain a new host. Bought a nice baby? It's fine. But tenderness is deceptive. For a couple of months, the owner is euphoric, the baby is so cute and funny. Everything is allowed to him, everything comes down from its clutches. And then problems with obedience begin.

Kids - sweets

How to avoid it? With the help of education. Already from the age of two months it is necessary to start working on the behavior of the future Dutch Shepherd Dog. It should be in the form of a game - it is education. First of all, we establish contact between the owner and his baby. We play, we play and we play again. As soon as you see that the puppy has become interested in the game, we stop the occupation. A puppy should always want to play, but only the owner decides when he will receive this game.

If the pet is distracted during the game, immediately stop it. Until next time. It is necessary to deal with the baby 10-15 times a day, about 3-5 minutes - this is before he reaches the age of three months. Then the older the dog becomes, the less gaming approaches with a large time interval makes the owner.

Recommendations for training

The future Dutch Shepherd is growing. From a nice teddy puppy turns into a real dog. Just a little more.

How to raise a dog cub when he is three months old? Now, besides the game, it's time to connect the simplest elements of training.

This is best done with an experienced dog handler. In other words, engage with a pet on a dog playground. The fact is that the master inexperienced in training makes many mistakes. And a dog is such a creature, when raising it, there is no room for error. It then did not remove.

What you need to know when asking for help from a dog specialist? The most important thing is that the dog specialist owned a conflict-free dog training program, and was able to see the condition of the dog. Of course, the owner will not ask: "Do you see the condition of my dog?" The professional himself will tell the ownerthat such an exercise can and should be done, but one should refrain from such and such - the younger generation of the Dutch shepherd is not yet ready for it.

It is advisable to engage in twice a week. The time interval is determined by the specialist himself, depending on the condition of the dog. Homework assignments that are issued by a mentor are required.

Expressive face

Say a word about Chapendus

Often in our country the Dutch Shepherd and Chapendus are confused. And it is not surprising, because the first officially recorded in Russia litter "Dutch" appeared in 2013. Shapendus belongs to the group of shepherd dogs. According to the FCI, this group has the serial number 1. Section 1 - shepherd dogs.

The second name of the Chapendus is the Dutch sheep poodle. This is a bit wrong, because the International Cynological Federation has attributed it to shepherd dogs - shepherd dogs.

What distinguishes the Dutch shepherd shepherd chappendus from the usual? Appearance first. Shapendus is a ball of wool on its paws. It is so woolly that even its eyes are not visible under its thick layer. Usually the owners have to groom their pet twice a year.

Pointed Dutch Poodle

Secondly, character.These absolutely non-aggressive creatures peacefully coexist with cats and other dogs. Unlike a herder, stubborn. And to engage with them must begin as early as possible. Dogs are very smart, easy to remember commands. But they will definitely compete with the owner for the title of leader in the house.

Currently, Chapendus, like his closest relative from the Netherlands, is a rare guest in Russia. The price of such a puppy is quite high: from 25 thousand rubles and above.

Where to buy a sheder?

For those who like this dog, the question arises of how and where to acquire a puppy of a Dutch shepherd dog, if there are almost none in Russia (we are talking about residents of the Russian Federation). In fact, in the vast expanses of our Motherland there is such a nursery. It is called BEST OF THE BLACK.

The first litter of puppies was obtained from parents imported from the USA in 2013. The owner of the nursery is Veronika Churikova. She has a great experience in the canine field. She began her activity in the 80s of the last century, then in the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs.

On the account of Veronica, several dozen exhibitions, in which she acted as a judge. A woman develops every year, tracking all the innovations of the dog world.

The nursery that she created specializes in breeding German Shepherd Dogs, black German Shepherds and Dutch Shorthair Sheepdogs.

Dutch Sheepdog: Description

This institution is located in the capital of Russia.


So, we looked at the Dutch Shepherd dog breed. In conclusion, I would like to note: the dog is given birth at least 10 years. Therefore, its choice should be taken seriously. Do not buy an animal because it is fashionable. You need to look not at the exterior, but at working qualities.

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