Schapendoes

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Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service
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Overview
Also referred to as the Dutch Sheepdog, this herding breed that was once endangered, has now steadily gained popularity in their homeland of the Netherlands as well as parts of Europe. Schapendoes remain an extremely rare breed in North America.
Character
The Schapendoes has a light build which enables this breed to be very agile. They are extremely alert, brave, intelligent, and are remarkable jumpers. This hard-working breed is able to withstand any type of weather. Schapendoes have only recently become recognized as a household pet.
Temperament
The Schapendoes breed is very loyal, devoted, clever, and tireless. The Schapendoes possesses endurance and strength. They do well with considerate children and other pets they have been raised with. They will become vocal when they perceive trouble or danger and make good watchdogs. They are free-thinking, independent, and lively.
Care
The Schapendoes requires daily brushing of the coat. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo to preserve the integrity of the coat. Daily cleansing of the face is recommended. The ears and paw pads should be checked often for debris. Due to careful and selective breeding, the Schapendoes has no health issues.
Coat
The Schapendoes has a self-cleaning double coat. The outer coat is wavy, long, harsh, and dense. The undercoat is thick and soft. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Training
Obedience and socialization are absolutely crucial. Schapendoes do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with respect, praise, firmness, and consistency.
Activity
The Schapendoes is not recommended for apartment or city living. They are a high energy breed that require an inordinate amount of exercise. Schapendoes do best in a rural setting and thrive on family interaction and being given a job to do.
Weight
Male: 33; Female: 33 lbs
Height
Male: 17-19.5; Female: 16-18 inches
Color(s)
Blue gray to black is preferred; variety of other colors and patterns
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Schapendoes puppies cost?

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The current median price for all Schapendoes sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Schapendoes 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.

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Annual cost of owning a Schapendoes 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 Schapendoes 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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Does the Schapendoes have fur or hair?

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The Schapendoes dog has long, thick fur.

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Are Schapendoes extremely active? Would a 1-1/2 hour daily walk up and down hills in a state park suffice along with a fenced-in backyard of approximately 3/4 acre? Or is more exercise necessary in order to live "orderly" with this breed?

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Although Schapendoes are a herding breed and do enjoy having something to do, what you describe should be more than enough to keep the dog happy. I usually suggest at least 1 hour of energetic activity - ie playing ball, playing with other dogs, hiking; especially for younger dogs. These dogs tend to be active when you are but quite happy to hang out and be coach potatoes when things are quiet.

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I had a Schapendoes and she just loved chasing and retrieving a ball,. It was a great way to exercise her.

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Updated: 8/16/2017