Mr Saarloos which particularly was interested in
genetic had a practical approach by crossing a European wolf from ROTTERDAM's zoo, FLEUR, with a German Shepherd, GERARD VAN FRANSENUM in order to improve physical resistance of the German Shepherd breed. He persisted in making dog-wolf a dog utility, tracking and rescue.
But when he died (1969), nobody works toward this selection to get a dog to work and it took years for make sociable dogs from wolves.
Now Saarloos Wolfhound is a dog company destinated to sporting and available master, especially during the first years in order to socialize him, to teach him from unknown situations : city life, travel by car ...
At home it is a dog of confidence, affectionate, attentive, cautious and suspicious against foreigners, he inherits this from the wolf. To succeed the couple master / Saarloos, we must learn through readings on the behavior of the wolf. It is a peaceful dog with its congeners of all breeds.
His appearance and his gait wolf give it an imposing and deterrent appearance without being a watch dog.
His health is no problem, provided that he has enough space and he can take exercise. In France the first
specimens make their appearance in 1989.
The breed fans have come together in the BERGERS HOLLANDAIS CLUB DE FRANCE, breed club which supports all
breeds of dogs shepherds from Holland.
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