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Shepherd puppy from Mike the Dogman
dog from Mike the Dogman
Originally a sheep herding dog, the Dutch Shepherd has
been used as a farm dog, as well as a guard, police, and security
The Dutch Shepherd is
considered a rare breed as he is almost unknown outside his native
Holland. This is due in part to the enormous popularity of his cousin, the
Similar in appearance to
the German Shepherd, the Dutch Shepherd stands up to 25 inches at the
shoulder and has three different coat types: long-haired, short-haired,
and the wiry or rough-haired.
The weather-resistant coat is black with
streaks of gold and grey (brindle) and may be grey, silver, red, yellow,
or gold brindle. Grooming needs are minimal.
The Dutch Shepherd is devoted to his owner and territorial. He therefore makes
a super watch and guard dog. He is alert, lively, and tireless. An
enthusiastic worker, the Dutch Shepherd excels at agility, obedience,
field training, guard work, and herding.
he is intelligent and eager to learn, the Dutch Shepherd should begin training
early. Since he is bred to work, he needs to be active to maintain his
physical and mental well being.
He does best with a strong, confident,
active owner who will take him jogging or hiking, or let him run beside a