Dutch Schapendoes

Other names : Schapendoes, Dutch Sheepdog

Photo: adult dog of Dutch Schapendoes breed
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Life expectancy

The Dutch Schapendoes has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 16 and 19 in
Male Between 17 and 20 in

Adult weight

Female Between 22 and 40 lb
Male Between 22 and 40 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Long Wavy
Eye colour
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More details about the Dutch Schapendoes

Dutch Schapendoes: Origins and history

The lovely Schapendoes breed originates from Holland and was a highly capable farm and herding dog there. It wasn’t recognized by the Dutch Raad van Beheer (the national kennel club) until 1952. After almost facing extinction, this breed is still endangered today and is extremely rare in the UK.

FCI classification of the Dutch Schapendoes

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Dutch Schapendoes

The Schapendoes, despite having an independent and stubborn streak, is very eager to please. While he will definitely require firm and consistent training, he is more than capable of picking up new commands and tricks easily.

Dutch Schapendoes: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price for purchase. However, looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £60 to £90 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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