meet theDutch Shepherd


Training &Temperament

  • Children


    63% agree

  • Other Pets



  • Training


    78% agree

  • Time Alone


    57% agree

Did You Know?

The Dutch Shepherd was discovered as a naturally occurring shepherd's dog type living in the rural areas. It was developed as an all-purpose farm dog, working originally as a farm guard,...

The Dutch Shepherd's coat can be a gold brindle or a silver brindle. There are also three coat types: short-hair, long-hair and rough-hair. The rough-hair's coat is so curly that the...

The Dutch Shepherd has been assigned the Herding Group designation.

At the January 2016 Board Meeting – The Dutch Shepherd was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2017. The American Dutch Shepherd Association will serve as...

A well known dog fancier wrote about the Dutch Shepherd Dog in 1910: "...bearing a great resemblance to the wolf." Of course this is not entirely true, but it is another aspect that shows...

The Dutch Shepherd is a lively, athletic, alert and intelligent breed, and has retained its herding instinct. Having an independent nature, it can be slightly obstinate and has a mind of...

At the April 2012 Board Meeting - One new breed was added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Dutch Shepherd.

In the past, the Dutch Shepherd was often charged with the task of taking the sheep out to pasture every morning, and returning them to the barn each evening on his own.

Although it is not a widely known breed, it is a loyal companion dog and a competent working dog used for obedience, dog sports, herding, tracking, search and rescue, and as a police and...

The Dutch Shepherd has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since April 2012.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Gold Brindle 485
Silver Brindle 303
Yellow 232


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code