Dutch Shepherd

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Overview
The Dutch Shepherd breed originated during the 1800's in the Netherlands as an all-purpose dog. They were adept cart-pullers, herders, police dogs, and used for guarding. The Dutch Shepherd is considered to be very rare in North America, and is limited in their native Holland. They are highly prized for their quick reflexes and capabilities.
Character
The most distinctive feature of the Dutch Shepherd is the brindled coat. This breed is powerful, muscular, well-proportioned, and of balanced build. Dutch Shepherd's possess an expression of intelligence.
Temperament
The Dutch Shepherd is affectionate, lively, obedient, reliable, and faithful. They typically bond closely to one family member, although they are loving to their entire family. The Dutch Shepherd breed is protective and attached to their family, home, and territory and make excellent guard dogs. They are alert, active, and enthusiastic workers. They do best in a home with considerate children. Dutch Shepherd's do well with other dogs and other household pets. This breed will become destructive if bored or lonely.
Care
The short-haired and long-haired varieties of coat require regular brushing to remove dead and loose hair. The wire-haired coat must be professionally plucked twice a year. Bathing should only be done wehn absolutely necessary. Due to the rarity of the Dutch Shepherd breed there are no known health issues.
Coat
The Dutch Shepherd comes in three different varieties: Wire, Long, and Short. The Wire-Haired is coarse and of medium length. The Long-Haired is harsh, straight, flat, and long. The Short-Haired is dense, short in length, and of fine texture. All three coat types are weather-resistant.
Training
The Dutch Shepherd requires a dominant handler. This breed learns quickly and training must be varied to keep them interested and occupied. They excel in obedience, police work, military work, and guarding. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Dutch Shepherd breed is not recommended for those with sedentary lifestyles. The Dutch Shepherd thrives on exercise, activity, and having a job to do. They are not recommended for apartment living and do best with a large securely fenced yard or rural setting. Physical and mental stimulation is absolutely crucial. They excel in agility, herding, obedience competition, and field trailing. Dutch Shepherd's also make excellent walking and jogging companions provided they are securely leashed.
Weight
55-67 lbs
Height
22-25 inches
Color(s)
Varied shades of Brindle: blue, yellow, silver, gray, red, gold.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Dutch Shepherd puppies.

How much do Dutch Shepherd puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Dutch Shepherd varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Dutch Shepherd puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Dutch Shepherds sold is $987.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Dutch Shepherd with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,400 upwards to $6,500 or even more for a Dutch Shepherd with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Dutch Shepherds sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $987.50
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $3,400.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 590 Dutch Shepherd puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Dutch Shepherd puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Dutch Shepherds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Dutch Shepherd Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 590 Dutch Shepherd dogs.
  • 1. Pick Me
  • 2. Puppy
  • 3. Ipod
  • 4. Rascal
  • 5. Black
  • 6. Black Girl
  • 7. Blue
  • 8. Brindle Boy
  • 9. Dana
  • 10. Dutch Girl
  • 11. Katie
  • 12. Ready June
  • 13. Red
  • 14. Thor
  • 15. Athena
  • 16. Big Blue
  • 17. Boudreaux
  • 18. Derrick
  • 19. Dutch Boy
  • 20. Dutchies

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hillsidek9 asked:
What do you think of the new AKC Dutch Shepherd standards vs the KNPV standards or the FCI standards?

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What is the price of a Dutch Shepherd?

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It depends on the age and the training the Dutch Shepherd has. Puppies can range from $800.00 to $2500.00 Trained adults can range from $2,500.00 to $30,000.00

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Do Dutch Shepherd's get along with other dogs of different breeds?

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Anonymous

As long as the puppy is well socialized then the dog should get along perfectly fine with other dogs of any breed. However, the Dutch Shepherd has an extremely high prey drive, so supervision around small dogs is a must.

Anonymous

Some of this will depend on the dog itself. Genetics do indeed play a huge role in how aggressive a dog is - toward people or other animals. You can socialize them if a dog has aggressive tendencies. There is always a chance they will behave accordingly. Some Dutch Shepherds come from very hard, aggressive working lines. Many of these will not do well in homes with other pets or small children. Just like any breed, some dogs get along easily with others. Some do not. You can't draw a generalization. If you're interested in adding a dog to your family, you would be wise to see how the dog interest with your other pets.

Anonymous asked:
What would you recommend doing to break my 15 week old female Dutch Shepherds aggressiveness towards other dogs? She gets along fairly well with my other dog (female, also) but with my neighbors long haired shepherd(female) she tends to snap and gets somewhat aggressive. Any recommendations are welcome.

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Anonymous

You need to contact your breeder. The Dutch Shepherd is a protective breed, but should not be down-right aggressive. Find an adult dog that corrects puppies. Allow the dog to correct the puppy for being aggressive. If that does not work, then you need to find a positive reinforcement trainer in your area and start going to classes a.s.a.p before this gets out of hand.

Anonymous

Some Dutch Shepherds from KNPV bloodlines can be very aggressive and confident. High aggression does not necessarily mean the dog is unstable or dangerous. Some lines are bred to be aggressive and aloof for police work, military and high-level sport. Sometimes, this aggression is inherited and in some situations is highly desirable. Changing the nature of your dog is difficult. It is important to assess whether the puppy is aggressive out of fear or just a very dominant female. A dominant female is going to be aggressive toward other dogs - particularly another female. You can learn to control it, but you will likely not eliminate this type of aggression.

Anonymous asked:
I am thinking of a Dutch Shepherd for a service dog. I train my service dogs in several events... I am thinking of a Dutch Shepherd for a service dog. I train my service dogs in several events from agility to herding to rally obedience to service & therapy dog work. To be in performance events, it is necessary to have another handler if it's too painful for me. Do Dutch Shepherds work well for another handler?

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Anonymous

I was a handler in the Air Force for 10 years and can tell you that all the Dutches that I worked with did not have any problem working with other handlers.

Anonymous

Most Duchess do work will with other handlers but keep in mind that this is a very very loyal breed. So it is going to really bond to you. My advice is to get it used to work for other people while you are around. Because it is going to have his or her eyes on you.

Anonymous

The Dutch Shepherds will accept different handlers.

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Updated: 10/19/2017