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Dutch Shepherd Dog


Overview

The Dutch Shepherd is a reliable, loyal pet, with an observant nature and sharp mind. They are natural shepherds; neither overly aggressive or overly passive, they respond to direction well but think for themselves when given the opportunity.

Adult Size

  • Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Working Group

Coat Length

  • Long Coat
  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Hard Coat
  • Rough Coat
  • Smooth Coat

Colors

  • Brindle

Drools

  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 21-23″
  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 66-70lbs
  • 71-75lbs
  • 76-80lbs
  • 80-90lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Thrives in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather
  • Does Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids
  • Very Good With Kids

Grooming

  • Doesn’t Require Grooming
  • Requires Occasional Brushing

Intelligence

  • Genius
  • Smart
  • Very Intelligent

Personality

  • Affectionate
  • Very Affectionate

Playfulness

  • Playful

Recommended OFA Tests

Social Behavior with Dogs

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Training Tendencies