Dutch Shepherd Dog: Breed information & Pictures

Hollandse herders puppy´s in het gras

The Dutch Shepherd Dog is a well known dog in the Dutch society. We do not only see this breed in the living room, but it also fulfills other functions such as police dog and guide dog. There are three different types, the short-haired Dutch Shepherd Dog, the rough-haired Dutch Shepherd Dog and the long-haired Dutch Shepherd Dog. They were originally bred to perform farming tasks in the countryside of the Netherlands but can now be found in the everyday household. Want to learn more about this breed? Then read on below.



Dutch shepherd dog is a Dutch breed that is not often found outside Dutch borders. This breed has been transformed from a shepherd dog to a true all-rounder for the past 120 years. As indicated earlier, this dog is also used as, for example, a police dog and an escort. But its origin can be traced back to 1898. Due to the change of the landscape in the Netherlands, they went from farmland with small villages to big cities and a lot of industry, the role of the Dutch Shepherd Dog has also changed.