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Schapendoes

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A thick coated, large breed, black with white Schapendoes dog walking across grass, its mouth is open and tongue is out. There is a chainlink fence behind it.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

Other Names

Dutch Sheepdog

Dutch Sheep Poodle

Dutch Schapendoes

Nederlandse Schapendoes

Pronunciation

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Description

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Temperament

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Height, Weight

Height: 15 - 19 inches (40 - 50 cm)
Weight: 26 - 55 pounds (12 - 25 kg)

Health Problems

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Living Conditions

The Schapendoes will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. These dogs are fairly active indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard.

Exercise

To be happy and mentally stable, they need to be taken on a daily, long walk or jog. They also enjoy play and getting a chance to run.

Life Expectancy

About 14 years

Litter Size

Average of 5 puppies

Grooming

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Origin

Netherlands

Group

Herding

Recognition

ACA = American Canine Association Inc.

AKC/FSS = American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service® Program

FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale

CKC = Canadian Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

NAPR = North American Purebred Registry, Inc.

UKC = United Kennel Club

The right side of a wavy-coated, longhaired, black with white Schapendoes dog that is standing at the bottom of a grassy hill. Its mouth is open and tongue is sticking out. The dog has long hair covering its eyes.

Bietel (official name: Eelco van het Platvoetje)

A shaved black with white Schapendoes dog is walking across a dirt surface and it is panting.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

A shaved, but thick coated, black with white Schapendoes dog is trotting across a dirt surface, its mouth is open and tongue is sticking out.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

A thick coated, large breed, black with white Schapendoes dog is walking across a concrete surface, its mouth is open and its tongue is slightly sticking out.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

Close up - The front half of a black with white Schapendoes dog that is running down a field, its mouth is open and large pink tongue is out.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

The front left side of a black with white Schapendoes dog that is standing in grass. It is looking to the left, its mouth is open and its tongue is sticking out. You can see bubbles on its tongue.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

The right side of a black with white Schapendoes dog that is walking across a patchy grass surface. Its fur is thick and its tail is wagging.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

Front view - A black with white Schapendoes dog is walking down a dirt surface, it is looking forward, its mouth is open and its shiny pink tongue is out.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

The front right side of a thick coated, black with white Schapendoes dog that is walking across a concrete surface, its mouth is open and its tongue is out.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

The right side of a black with white Schapendoes dog that is walking across a concrete surface and it is panting. Behind it there is a chain link fence. The dog's front paw is up in the air.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

The right side of a black with white Schapendoes dog that is walking across a dirt surface, it is looking forward, its mouth is open and its tongue is out. There is a person behind it bending over it to touch the dog. The dog is walking with a long stride and it looks happy.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

The left side of a black with white Schapendoes dog that is turning on a concrete surface. It is wearing a pink ribbon. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. Its front paw is up in the air.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

The right side of a black with white Schapendoes dog that is standing across a dirt surface. It is looking forward, its mouth is open and its tongue is out. There is a person touching its side.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old

The back right side of a black with white Schapendoes dog that is walking up a dirt surface. Its mouth is open and its tongue is sticking out. Its tail is up in the air.

Menlo the Schapendoes at 10 years old