Dutch Shepherd Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Dutch Shepherd Dog and want to know if a Dutch Shepherd Dog is suitable for your household?

Use the Dutch Shepherd Dog information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Dutch Shepherd Dog and more.

Dutch Shepherd Dog Facts

  • Name: Dutch Shepherd Dog
  • Other Names: Dutch Shepherd, Hollandse Herder
  • Origin: Netherlands
  • Breed Group: Herding
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Dutch Shepherd Dog Facts

Dutch Shepherd Dog Information

The Dutch Shepherd is a medium-sized, well-proportioned, well-muscled dog, with a powerful, well-balanced structure, an intelligent expression and a lively temperament. The length of the body exceeds the height, at the withers, in a ratio of 10:9. The Dutch Shepherd has three coat types: short coat, long coat, and rough coat.

Dutch Shepherds are loyal, reliable, alert, watchful, active, independent, intelligent, and intuitive. Obedience and discipline can be achieved with remarkable results. Gifted with a true shepherding temperament, they can supposedly work willingly together with their owners and can deal independently with any task they are assigned, being neither aggressive nor shy. They have a strong character and independence passed down from their herding ancestry.

What to do if you lose your Dutch Shepherd Dog

If your Dutch Shepherd Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Visit the local vet clinics to see if anyone has handed in your lost pet.

4. Call the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Dutch Shepherd Dog

If you find a Dutch Shepherd Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who can scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.