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Dutch Shepherd


Dutch Shepherd profile

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Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 55-62cm

Avg weight: 30-32kg

Coat type: Three types of coat: short-haired, long-haired, rough-haired.

Coat colours: Brindle, silver brindle, salt & pepper, grey brindle, blue-grey, gold brindle.

Originally bred for: All-purpose farm dog.

Breed traits: Intelligent, trainable, friendly, reliable.


A little about the Dutch Shepherd


The Dutch Shepherd originates from the Netherlands, where it has been used as a working farm dog and more recently a family companion. Full of energy, the Dutch Shepherd is easy to train, smart and reliable. Consequently, the breed has also been used for security, police and guide dog work.



The Dutch Shepherd is a relatively healthy breed, but can suffer from Canine Hip Dysplasia.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.