FCI/AKC/UKC Dutch Shepherds
The Dutch Shepherd is a herding breed from Holland. The breed was approved to join the AKC beginning in 2017, when they finally reached enough numbers in America to be admitted to the club. This is a 100+ year old breed that pretty much looks the same as it did 100 years ago. The breed is known for their intelligence, athleticism and loyalty. They are a high energy dog, that must have mental and physical workouts daily to be at their best. They can, and do, excel at anything their owners wish. Dutchies are being seen in police work and IPO/Schutzhund bite work, S&R and other nose work venues, herding, dock diving, lure coursing, agility and obedience...to name a few. The breed is healthy and vigorous...it is our hope to continue this breeds success and educate people on the breed so that the Dutch Shepherd can continue on its path of excellence.
I had years of loving and showing German Shepherds prior to discovering the Dutchie. In 2014 I found myself in a place of being unhappy with the health and temperaments of the German Shepherds so I started checking out other breeds. I have family that are military/law enforcement that like the Belgian Malinois....after some research I felt that was a little more dog than I was looking for. Then I discovered the Dutch Shepherd. To me they are a perfect inbetween between the German Shepherd and the Malinois. They have better health than most GSD's, most Dutchies are just a step down from the Mals in drive and intensity, they have the loyalty and love of family that I always enjoyed from my German Shepherds, and they posses the speed and athletics of the Mal. To me they are the absolute perfect dog for our family and farm.
We are not a big kennel operation here at Fijne Dromen, we actively train, compete and put our dogs to work, so we will only have pups available on a very limited basis. We have titled and health tested our dogs prior to breeding them. We will be picky about where our pups go, and will do our best to match the right puppy with the right family.