This breed bears many traits in common with its wild relatives. It is independent, laid back, and keenly intelligent. Shepherds and farmers in the Netherlands utilized its natural ability to guard, herd, and be a delightful companion. In fact, they were often trusted to take the flocks into the fields each morning and bring them home again at evening without human aid.
1. Dutch Shepherds 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Dutch Shepherd Temperament and Training
3. Dutch Shepherd Diet and Feeding
Dutch Shepherd Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Dutch Shepherd Weight
Dutch Shepherds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Dutch Shepherds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Dutch Shepherd with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.