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Club Contact Details

Club: Schapendoes Club of America
Name: Geri Cooperman
Address: 15001 Redgate Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905
Phone: 301-384-6468

Club: Schapendoes USA Club
Address: 236 Chandler Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126


Training &Temperament

  • Children


    71% agree

  • Other Pets



  • Training


    100% agree

  • Time Alone


    50% agree

Did You Know?

The Schapendoes has been assigned the Herding Group designation.

Having an astounding ability to jump make them excellent at agility and other dog sports.

This shaggy sheep dog of Holland is also known as the Dutch Sheep Dog.

From the July 2009 Board Meeting - The Russian Toy was approved to compete in AKC Companion Events effective January 1, 2010.

Although they have been in existence for many centuries they are not well known

The Schapendoes were everywhere in the Netherlands during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but their numbers dwindled drastically when Border Collies were imported to take on the...

When the Bred Club for Nederlandse Schapendoes was found in 1947, the Schapendoes breed was resuscitated

From the August 2008 Board Meeting - Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Spanish Mastiff and Russian Toy.

They are related to the Bearded Collie, Polish Lowland, Puli, Briard and Bergamasco.

Schapendoes are very good family pets. They have a cheerful temperament, they are funny, clever and brave. They have a strong desire to please.

The Schapendoes has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 2005.

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
Beige 004
Black 007
Black & White 019
Brown 061
Chocolate & White 271
Gray 100
Gray & White 105
Tri-Colored 380
White 199
Beige & Brown 385
Beige & White 387
Black & Beige 383
Black & Gray 012
Black & Silver 016
Black Gray & Beige 384
Black Gray & White 024
Black White & Silver 033
Gray Tan & Beige 386
Red Black & White 147
White & Apricot 200
White & Brown 204
White & Gold 208
White & Liver 212
White & Silver 216
White Gray & Tan 382


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Patches 088
Gray Patches 089
Gray Tips 091
Tan Patches 090