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The Dutch Shepherd is a dog breed that originated in the Netherlands in the 1800s. They are a herding breed and hence are called the Hollandse herder or the Dutch herder. Thus, they are one of the many shepherd dog breeds and were breed to be independent, intelligent and adaptable. They used to guard farms and protect the cows and sheep that were on the farms from intruders and hence they are good watchdogs as well. Nowadays, they are commonly seen working as rescue dogs, police dogs and even guide dogs.
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The Dutch Shepherd is very active, alert and watchful which makes them very good herding dogs and watchdogs. They are loving and affectionate hence they make a great family companion and they are also very good at determining when it’s time to play and when it’s time to get to work. Furthermore, due to their intelligent nature, they tend to be highly trainable but the fact that they are naturally independent may prove difficult for first timers but with professional help they will be easy to handle.
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These dogs are usually more suited to living in large homes with a yard and space to run around. They may do well in an apartment with lot of exercise but this isn’t usually a very good idea. These dogs will need more than just daily walks to be happy as they require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. Also, they tend to adjust their energy levels depending on the task at hand or on whether it’s time to work or play. Since they were bred for herding, they will do well with even harsh climates but they are still sensitive to extreme heat and cold.
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Dutch Shepherds come with three fur types: short-hair, long-hair and rough-hair and they are usually gold brindle or silver brindle in color. Their grooming needs will depend completely on the fur type that your Dutch Shepherd inherits but other hygienic practices such as cleaning of nails, hair and teeth is especially important. Dutch shepherds generally weigh between 40-75 pounds and stand at a height of 21-25 inches at the shoulder when completely grown. This Dutch dog lives for 11-14 years.