First an introduction. I have a house full. 9 dogs; 2 American bloodline German Shepherd Dogs 2 German Bloodline German Shepherd Dogs 1 Dutch Shepherd Dog 1 Papillon 1 German Shep/Greyhound mix 1 Lab/Coonhound mix 1 Terrier/Aussie mix
I also have 2 cats.
I'm working on becoming a breeder of German Shepherd Dogs and Dutch Shepherd Dogs. But I'm in rush, I have been doing research on bloodlines an d genetics for years and have finally found some dogs that meet my requirements. But this is just my methods.
I have just recently been introduced to the Dutch Shepherd Dogs. I have fell in love with them. I train working dogs, and the Dutchie have a great work ethic. Does anyone else have any experience with this breed? I have done a lot of research on them. Just curious. Thanks.
I agree that they are more sound over the American Bloodline German Shepherd Dogs, That is my oppinion. But a very nice German Line German Shepherd is just as sound, but they are very hard to find. It took me a couple of years to find my 2 German Line GSDs. Although there are things that the Dutchie can do that my German shepherds can't do. Like scaling a tall wall, my Dutchie can do it easily, were my GSDs have to work harder at it. They are a great dog. Thanks for responing:)
I have thought about your question before replying. Please consider how unique the Dutch is...they are great dogs, but not for everyone and most people don't consider the traits of any animal, lest a Dutch dog, before bringing them into their homes.
I adopt rescued animals, and the Dutch, especially in this country, is not widely known, including in shelters. Check out NorthAmericanDutchShepherdRescue.org if you haven't already.
We have a rescued Dutch and I've read sites from cops and military who are experienced handlers. These wonderful dogs have special qualities--but even the experienced handlers can have problems.
You didn't state if you would breed only for law enforcement or military purposes, but please think about breeding for the general public.
Kudos to you for your being able to care for nine dogs. Just think of the responsibility of any breeding...especially the special, wonderful Dutch. I don't know why you are in a rush, but please don't be.
I've never heard of the Dutch Shepard breed. My Boyfriend loves German Shepherds from german bloodlines. He use to be a cop and had a great K9 named Rico. He was such a smart, beautiful and wonderful dog. He was a Sable German Shepherd.
Anyway, what are the dutch shepards like? Does anyone have any pics they could post? What is their general temperment? Can they have hip and elbow problems like the other breeds?
I'm curious because my boyfriend really wants another shepherd. It's been a few years now since he had to have Rico PTS because of cancer and he is finally ready to let another dog into his heart. I thought he might like to try this breed out because it sounds so unique.
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