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The Dutch Shepherd is a dog breed
Shepherd dog native of the Netherlands. It is medium, muscular size and structure
strong and well proportioned body. It is attached its owner, lively, obedient, docile, always
attentive and great ability and agility as Shepherd. The Dutch Shepherd dogs have the temperament
characteristic of the sheepdogs. They are loyal, intelligent, active, stable, dogs
perseverant, protective and reliable. These dogs tend to be protective of
their families, but not usually aggressive without reason. Anyway, are protective dogs
and territorial that can react with with aggression when they feel any threat.
Therefore, it is good to socialize well from puppies, to avoid problems. usually they take
well with other dogs and tend to be friendly other pets with which they have grown. Regarding the similarities with the Belgian,
It is comparable to the long hair, the Belgo case or the equivalent of two varieties:
the Groenendael, Tervueren, black colors and gold and tan with black mask. Here we present the story
race, overall appearance, and health care This intelligent, perseverant, protector
and reliable dog officially known as: Dutch Shepherd. History. It is a breed originating from Holland. 12
June 1898 the Dutch formed the Nederiandse Herdeshonden Club and nomenclature were awarded.
It is a race of common grazing areas like Brabant, Limburg, Drenthe and Gelderland,
regions belonging to surrounding countries. The exact date of its creation is not known,
although it is believed most certainly that many boats arriving in the
Dutch ports from other countries had sheepdogs, both Belgium and France
and the Far East. Those dogs eventually they adapted to the conditions
climatic and environmental aspects of their new habitat, morphologically he transformed to become
in dogs ideal for the Dutch plains and dogs were crossed with native pastors. The first reference sources
this race dating back to 1870, when the Mr. Lesturgeon wrote in his book De Drentsche
Scheper it was a sheepdog slender figure, balanced in temperament
mantle and varied. No doubt his bones presents some resemblance to that of Belgian sheepdogs
and even with picard, but also It could be considered to have similarities
with ancient Oriental races already disappeared. Originally the main function of Pastor
Dutch was typical of a shepherd dog the field. Since early times the Dutch
They had an agricultural culture, among others, formed by flocks. The dogs had to keep the flock paragraph
planting, which were patrolling Limits road and fields. As well
They accompanied the transfer of the flock to common meadows, markets and ports. On the farm, chickens kept out
patio kitchen, herded cows to milk and dairy pulling the wagon.
Farmers also alerted if someone entered.
Around 1900, the herds had nearly disappeared in the Netherlands. versatility
Dutch Shepherd made it suitable for training, which at that time was beginning
to become popular. Thus it began a new career as a police dog, of
search and rescue and as a guide dog blind. General aspect.
Its origin is closely linked to that of with the Belgian Shepherds which have
many similarities both in terms of its general appearance and his character. They are dogs
of great strength who live almost always outdoors, watching with great skill the
animals entrusted to them. With the passing time, have set three varieties
with different layer and hair: Langhaar or Dog Dutch Shepherd long hair, Ruwhaar
with fur hard and Korthaar with short fur. The first is now very rare, even in Holland
and it is almost extinct in contrast, others are quite widespread in their country
but very little abroad. Dogs are medium-large size, very robust
and ready. Its cross height is 63 cm. The head is very similar to that of the shepherds
Belgian, gaunt skull and snout with a length somewhat greater than that of the skull appearing,
in the variety of hard hair, head over square. The eyes are dark, shaped
almond and far between. The ears are set high, they are
the shape of a triangle and are slightly rounded point. The trunk slightly
Elongated exceeds 10% the height at the cross and must be solid with a chest well
developed, forming shoulders and thighs a well marked angle. The part
developed later it is harmonically and it is very muscular. The set should give
impression of a very sturdy dog, capable to make great efforts like those
You should do when caring animals. varieties Layer are: long-haired, brindle
brown, gold and silver atigrado; hard hair rough dry touch v uniformly distributed
throughout the body except the ears. The colors of this variety may be the
yellow, red-brown and blue ash, pepper strips and salt; short hair,
rather hard consistency, with woolly undercoat. Color, often accompanied by fringes
gold or silver, always very marked, It can be red or brown-gray yellow. Withers height. 59 cm. to 63 cm. for
males and 55 cm. to 62 cm. for females. For long-haired varieties, the minimum
for both sexes it is respectively 55 cm. and 53 cm. Head. Provided the body size
medium, something narrow, cone-shaped. Muzzle slightly longer than the skull,
nose straight and parallel to reed carneo, recess frontal nasal barely noticeable. black truffle. Eyes. Medium size with palpebral fissures
almond shaped, slightly oblique. Dark color. Ears. Quite small relative to
head, very stiff, upright. Neck. Not too short, without dewlap, in perfect
union with shoulders. Body. .Solid trunk with ribs slightly
rounded and thorax deep, not very tight. Belly slightly tucked. High cross back short
straight and powerful. Loins relatively large. Extremities. Shoulders well attached to the body,
oblique shoulder blade and arm quite long. solid tips. muscular, strong
bones, either straight. Later, strong and muscular. Feet. Tightly closed toes arched. pads
elastic and soft, dark or black. Tail. When the dog is at rest, hanging
with a slight curve at the end that comes the hock. When in operation, the
carried up Cap. Short-haired variety. pretty hair
hard and not too short, with undercoat woolly. Longer hair on the tail and on
the thighs. visible collar. Yellow color, red, brown, pike, with golden stripes
silver (atigrado). Mask over his nose, dark or black. Variety of hard hair. Hair
curly, rough and closed woolly undercoat. long hair on the muzzle, where it forms mustaches
and beard shorter than the skull. Hair abundant in the tail and thighs where
breeches form. Color: Yellow, red-brown striated, gray-blue, pepper and salt. Variety
longhair. Hair pretty hard, very long especially in the back of the thighs
where pants shape and tail. Instead on the head, the hair is short and hard.
chestnut brown, gold or silver brindle. Character.
The breed standard defines it as: affectionate, obedient, easygoing, awake, faithful
and you can trust. Also added that It has an intelligent expression and character
vital. Dutch shepherd, as the Belgian Shepherd
It is a rustic dog with lots of energy and you need a lot of daily exercise. Whether
he often walks and plays can be a dog very quiet and very adaptable, but
lack of exercise it can become a dull dog and destructive behaviors.
A need assertive owners, they are not aggressive, to provide them
effective and determined but leaderless no violence. Dutch Shepherds
They can be very protective of their families. Usually very playful and attentive and tolerant
with the kids. Temperament.
Being highly intelligent animals, perseverant and stable, Dutch shepherds stand
among the best for training police dogs, search and rescue,
canine obedience and tracking. answer either different training methods
canine, but it is advisable to train in positive to avoid unnecessary penalties
Traditional physical training. By its stable character, these dogs are not usually
have behavioral problems when They receive proper treatment and enough
exercise and company. They can be excellent pets for families who enjoy activities
outdoor, since they can be either with children (provided they respect
to the dog). However, they are not suitable dogs for families or sedentary people who do not
enjoy intense physical activity. Health care:
This is the breed healthier dogs and no special predisposition to disease
hereditary canine. However, that does not is an excuse to leave unattended the pastor
Dutch. Like any other dog, You need adequate veterinary care. Hair care is simple for varieties
long and short, for those dogs hair, just Regular brushing and combing. The Shepherd
Dutch-haired, however, needs professional care two or three times
year. In this variety, it is necessary to “Stripping” (manually removing dead hair)
and is not recommended brushing or combing. Nor is it advisable to bathe very often
the Dutch pastors, are of the variety that are. Having evolved as herding dogs,
The Dutch Shepherds are working animals they need lots of exercise and companionship.
Not just three short walks for exercise, nor give them some attention when
We have time. You have to give a lot exercise and company. Canine sports
and training are very good at channeling the energy of these dogs at the same time
to share with them. However, they can well adapted to living in an apartment,
provided they are afforded enough space. FEEDING. The basic needs of
maintenance are 1500/1550 kcal. daily, However, due to the great vitality of
this dog, you may consume even twice this amount. Refering to
vitamin intake, it must be established by the veterinarian who will consider
particular characteristics and age of each dog. VETERINARY ATTENTION. In all varieties,
it is possible that hair loss occurs above normal: in this case, it is necessary
supplementing the diet with multivitamins and fatty acids. If despite this contribution,
the problem still continue, it must the dog is examined by a veterinarian. Cutting spurs both the -necessary
by the activity of the dog and its aesthetics- due immediately after

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