Dutch Schapendoes

friendly, high spirited, affectionate

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About

Country of origin: Netherlands
Breed group: Sheepdogs and Cattledogs - Group 1 (FCI); Foundation Stock Service (AKC)

Facts

Size: small/medium
Coat: long, dense undercoat
Colour: any colour, predominantly blue-grey to black
Life expectancy: 12-15 years

Characteristics

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.
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