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Dutch Shepherd Puppies

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Rachel
Feb 25 ·
Dutch Shepherd Puppies

The Dutch Shepherd is a purebred dog breed. Also known as the Dutchie, this doggo was initially bred in the Netherlands in the 1800s. First developed for herding and protection, this breed is intelligent, lively, and athletic. To learn more about Dutch Shepherd puppies, keep reading. 

Where to get Dutch Shepherd Puppies

You can begin your search for this pup by calling your local animal shelter or breed rescue organization. They might have Dutch Shepherd puppies, adults, or seniors available for adoption.

Most of these dogs have been at these places for a long time, waiting for the right family to come along. So, you can adopt and not shop while still getting a new furry friend. Plus, you’ll provide them with a forever, loving home.

On the other hand, if you have your heart set on getting a puppy and you want to know where the dog came from, then you can go through a reputable breeder. You’ll be able to go through the AKC Marketplace to find an ethical breeder. Ofdarkdoom…

Luckily, you’ll be able to tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding to ensure it’s healthy and safe to do so (then get the puppies tested)
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Allow the parents and the litter to live in their home as part of the family without the use of kennels (aside from crate training)
  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations

In addition, a good breeder will want to meet with you in person to get to know you so you can meet them, the parents, and the litter before deciding on adoption. Also, they’ll be open and honest with you. For instance, they’ll answer all of your questions about the breeder, the breed, the dogs and litter, the breeding process, and the adoption process.

So, if you find a breeder that doesn’t do the above, then you’ll want to avoid working with them. For instance, they might be a backyard breeder or a puppy mill, and they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies good homes.

The Cost

The average coat of Dutch Shepherd puppies is anywhere between $700 and $7,000. However, the price can vary depending on a few factors, such as the time of year, the breeder’s location, the breed’s popularity, or the number of puppies in the litter.

Appearance

Dutch Shepherd puppies will grow to be large dogs. For example, they can grow about 21.5 to 24.5 inches tall and weigh between 42 to 75 pounds. Also, they have a short, double coat that can come in the following coat colors and markings:

  • Yellow
  • Silver Brindle
  • Gold Brindle

Temperament

There’s a lot to love about this dog breed. First, they’re loyal and affectionate with their family members. Second, they’re great around young children, other dogs, and meeting new people. However, they’re first and foremost a watchdog. So, they’ll be wary around strangers at first, barking to alert you of anything.

This is where early socialization and training come in handy. Luckily, they’re easy to train because they’re eager to please their owners. However, you can still hire a professional dog trainer to help you as needed.

Finally, they have high energy levels. You’ll want to provide them with a bigger house with a fenced-in yard. They won’t be comfortable living in an apartment due to their energy level, size, and excessive barking. 

Dutch Shepherd Puppies – Veterinary Needs

As with all dogs, you’ll want to bring this pup to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. However, as a puppy during their first year, you can bring them more often to keep track of their growth and development. Also, you can keep them up to date with their shots and boosters.

This doggo is relatively healthy, but they are prone to get the following health issues:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Sensitivity to Anesthesia
  • Gonidoysplasia

With proper care, this purebred has an average lifespan of about 11 to 14 years. Remi…

Diet

With your vet’s approval, you can provide high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food. However, you also want to ensure that it’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. 

Grooming

When it comes to grooming, this dog breed is relatively low maintenance. You can bring them to a professional groom salon about once every three to four months, or you can bathe them at home as needed.

However, they do shed a moderate amount and drool a bit. So, you’ll want to keep up with brushing their coat and cleaning their face at least once a week.

Finally, remember to keep up with brushing their teeth, cleaning their ears, and trimming their nails regularly. 

Dutch Shepherd Puppies – Photos

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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