Dutch Shepherd Dog
The Dutch Shepherd is a herding breed of dog originally used by shepherds in the Netherlands for all-around farm work, their appearance has a resemblance to German Shepherds or Belgian Shepherds, they are intelligent, lively, athletic, alert, highly trainable breed and now they are also used as police dogs, watchdog, and a family companion.
Dutch Shepherd Appearance
Dutch Shepherd is a large breed of dog weighing 25 to 30 kg and 55 to 62 cm tall, the breed has three different coat types, it can be short-haired, long-haired, or rough-haired. The common color of their fur is generally brindle with various shades of gold and silver. Some can be light, sandy colors while others can be a shade of red. Too much black or white in the coat is usually seen as a fault.
|Short-haired||The coat is quite hard, close-fitting, with woolly undercoat. Ruff, breeches and tail plume are clearly visible.|
|Long-haired||The coat is long, straight, well-fitting, harsh to touch, without curls or waves and with a woolly undercoat. Distinct ruff and breeches. The tail is well coated. Head, ears and feet and also the hind legs below the hocks are short and densely coated. The backsides of the forelegs show a strongly developed coat, shortening in length towards the feet, the so-called feathering. No fringes at the ears.|
|Rough-haired||The coat is dense, harsh tousled and has a woolly, dense undercoat all over the body except for the head. The upper and lower lip should be well-covered with hair, the whiskers and beard, and two well-defined, coarse rough eyebrows that are distinct but not exaggerated. Furnishings are not soft. The hair on the skull and on the cheeks is less strongly developed. In profile, it seems as if the head has a more square appearance. Strongly developed breeches are desirable. The tail is covered all round with hair. The brindle color may be less pronounced because of the tousled coat.|
Like other breeds of dogs, it is recommended to bathe and groom them as necessary and used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky and smell good. It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
Dutch Shepherd Personality
The Dutch Shepherd dog is an intelligent, lively, athletic, alert, highly trainable dog and now they are also used as police dogs, watchdogs, and a family companion, They are very loyal and affectionate, they have a strong character and independence passed down from their herding ancestry. They are also a good playmate to the children as long as we teach the children how to handle the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves.
Dutch Shepherd Health
How much is Dutch Shepherd?
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1000-$2500 to Dutch shepherd puppy.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.
Note: The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…