The Dutch Shepherd has very ancient origins, common or identical to those of the Belgian Shepherd. This argument seems supported by the intercrossing due to frequent border situation Belgium v Holland.
This breed was set in the late nineteenth century by Dutch breeders to preserve extinction. This race with a limited number of specimens, is nowadays uncommon in France.
Deterrent and alert, awake and resistant to fatigue and weather, it can also be excellent watchdog, see defense. His flair and courage can help to use it as a police dog in his home country and in the French army, which has few specimens.
This dog can compete without any penalty with the German Shepherd and Belgian Shepherd, with whom he has much in common. P> The Dutch Shepherd has three varieties: