Welcome to the Dutch Schapendoes Breed Archive, a place for Schapendoes lovers, breed enthusiasts and pedigree addicts.
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Country of origin: Netherlands Breed group: Sheepdogs and Cattledogs - Group 1 (FCI); Foundation Stock Service (AKC)
Size: small/medium Coat: long, dense undercoat Colour: any colour, predominantly blue-grey to black Life expectancy: 12-15 years
An active and independent shepherd dog, cheerful, lively and intelligent, who needs exercise and with a consistent but not harsh hand is also well suited as a family dog.
Shaggy dog with great moustache
The shaggy coat of the Schapendoes makes him appear bigger and heavier than this very light-footed dog actually is. His lightly waved hair can grow up to seven centimeters and he wears a tremendous moustache and beard.