You may be better acquainted with its cousins, the German Shepherd and the Belgian Shepherd, but the Dutch Shepherd is an all-around amazing dog that is a great fit for an active family. With three types to choose from – longhair, shorthair and wirehair – the Dutch Shepherd is a rare sight at the dog park, but fanciers are working hard to increase its numbers. And it’s a good thing they are; this is a super intelligent dog that owns the ring when it comes to obedience competitions, guard duty, and field and agility trailing.
Dutch Shepherds are great guard and watch dogs. They are also smart and energetic, making them ideal for active families. They are loyal and protective, love children, and get along with other animals.
Protection Dogs: $30,000 – $70,000+
Service Dogs: $20,000+
Companion Dogs: $10,000 – $20,000