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Hollandse Herder

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Hollandse Herder
Dutch Shepherd. Taken with permission from the MYPET site.
Dutch Shepherd.
Taken with permission from the MYPET site.
Alternative names
Dutch Shepherd Dog
Country of origin
The Netherlands
Common nicknames
Classification and breed standards
Not recognized by any major kennel club
This breed of dog is extinct

The Hollandse Herder (known also as "Dutch Shepherd Dog") is a breed of dog.


The Hollandse Herder comes in three varieties: shorthaired, longhaired, and rough haired. Although the coat types vary, the permissible colors are the same in all these three types. The longhaired Dutch Shepherd is a rare variety. The shorthaired variety is rather widespread in Holland. The rough haired (or wire haired) type is less common than the shorthaired.

The Dutch Shepherd's body is rather muscular and symmetrical. The chest is deep. The dog's muzzle is long.

Unlkie the Belgian Shepherd or the German Shepherd Dog, the Dutch Shepherd is not known for its beauty. However, It's very pleasant, wise, and friendly; it shows affection and is easy to train.

  • Height: around 22-25 inches.
  • Weight: around 65-67 pounds.


This breed typically lives 12 to 14 years.

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