All You Need is Love and A Dutch Shepherd!
Meet ROCCO. Our friendly product tester. Above is a picture of Rocco at around 8 weeks. He’s a Dutch Shepherd and is 5 years old now. He’s our best friend and spoiled to the max. Rocco will be trying our reviewed products and we will be posting videos of the products he likes the best for your enjoyment. Here’s some great information on Rocco’s breed. He loves to eat, run and chew on everything. For anyone who has a stubborn dog that chews everything, this is a great article to check out – Rocco’s Favorite Treats
Once nearly driven to extinction, the Dutch shepherd is a rare breed of dog from the Netherlands. At first glance, the Dutch shepherd is easy to confuse with his German cousin, but there are distinct differences between the two breeds, both physically and in temperament.
This is one flexible and versatile dog. Although the Dutch Shepherd was bred to be a herding dog, they often ended up doing just about everything around the farm. Their main purpose was usually to guard sheep, herd them, and also make sure they didn’t venture into and ruin the crops.
In addition to these duties, this dog breed often worked in dairy by herding the cows in for milking and also pulling the milk carts to market. They also often acted as protectors and guardians of the farm by acting as a watchdog and protecting the crops from the livestock on the farm including chickens!
These days, you can still find the Dutch Shepherd on farms and ranches. You can also find them working in other capacities. This dog breed has excelled in work as a police dog and tracking dog. They’ve shown themselves to be a valuable search and rescue dog and as a service dog. They truly are a versatile dog breed that loves having a job to do and tends to exceed in any job put in front of them.
They are a great fit for families.
This dog breed gets along well with children as well as other dogs and other pets. This makes them a great fit for families as they are known for being loyal and affectionate. Plus, they’ll love the extra activity and attention that tends to come with children and will gladly take on the job as a playmate and loving protector. They also tend to be innately intuitive, so they will naturally and easily switch from work time to playtime as the situation calls for it.
A Dutch Shepherd personality
Dutch Shepherds are a versatile breed, known for their intelligence and all-around competency in just about everything. They are highly trainable and eager to please, making them great companions for families as well as working dogs in fields like search and rescue, police work, and guide dog duty. It is important for Dutch Shepherds to have early socialization training so they can stay calm around new people and pets. This breed is also an excellent watchdog and usually barks when a stranger enters their territory. My Dutch Shepherd is a great friend and companion. He’s smart, loveable, and always up for a game of fetch. I’m grateful to have him by my side.
A Dutch Shepherd Coat and Color
Rocco’s coat in short hair and he is a brindle coat. Too me he has Gold and Black in him. Check out his pictures.
The Dutch Shepherd is a versatile breed that comes in three different coat types–short hair, wire hair, and long hair. All of these coats keep the Dutch Shepherd comfortable in most types of weather. They are generally brindle with various shades of gold and silver. Some can be a light, sandy color while others can be a shade of red. Too much black or white in the coat is usually seen as a fault. When it comes to grooming, the short and long haired coats need regular brushing to remove loose or dead hairs, especially from the undercoat. The wire haired coat should be groomed by a professional twice a year and should not be brushed. This breed is an excellent choice for families who are looking for a versatile, low-maintenance dog.
A Dutch Shepherd Coat and Color
Dont worry, they look mean but they adjust their energy level to the owner’s style.
The Dutch Shepherd is a high energy working dog, so anyone looking to add one to their family will need to be prepared for a lot of activity. At the same time, a Dutch Shepherd will adjust their energy level to the situation. As long as they are getting enough exercise overall, they will intuitively adjust their energy level depending on whether it is time to work, time to play, or time to relax.
This does not mean you can be a couch potato all the time and expect the Dutch Shepherd to be the same. They still need a lot of exercise to be happy and healthy and, as with any dog breed, lack of proper exercise tends to result in undesirable behavior. So, make sure your Dutch Shepherd gets enough exercise and then enjoy their ability to read a situation and adjust.