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Schapendoes
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  • The Schapendoes has been assigned the Herding Group designation.
  • The Schapendoes has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 2005.
  • This shaggy sheep dog of Holland is also known as the Dutch Sheep Dog.
  • Although they have been in existence for many centuries they are not well known.
  • The Schapendoes were everywhere in the Netherlands during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but their numbers dwindled drastically when Border Collies were imported to take on the work of herding sheep. They were almost extinct by the mid-1940's.
  • When the Bred Club for Nederlandse Schapendoes was found in 1947, the Schapendoes breed was resuscitated.
  • They are related to the Bearded Collie, Polish Lowland, Puli, Briard and Bergamasco.
  • Schapendoes are very good family pets. They have a cheerful temperament, they are funny, clever and brave. They have a strong desire to please.
  • Having an astounding ability to jump make them excellent at agility and other dog sports.




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