Apart from the four Shepherd Dogs (three varieties of the Dutch Shepherd Dog and the Schapendoes), Dutch dog breeds include mostly hunting dogs of the Spaniel-type. The country has no original guard dogs, but gave rise to a barge dog (Keeshond), originally used as vermin controller and guard dog and a Schnauzer-like dog (Smoushond) used as watchdog. The Spaniel-like Markiesje was mainly bred as a companian dog. The wolf-like Saarloos Wolfdog is the result of a breeding program started in 1921.
Dog Breeds of the World 2004-2011 © All rights reserved www.dogbreedsoftheworld.org
Original idea, design and development by C. Marien-de Luca. Photos of the Dog Breeds of the World sphere of flags by by Mark Stay.
No part of Dogbreeds.bulldoginformation.com may be copied, distributed, printed or reproduced on another website without the owner's written permission.
(Dutch Decoy Spaniel, Kooiker Dog)
Drentsch Partridge Dog
Short-coated Dutch Shepherd
Rough-coated Dutch Shepherd
Long-coated Dutch Shepherd
Photos: Stabyhoun, Dutch Smoushond and Wetterhoun © biglama - Fotolia.com, Wire-haired Pointing Griffon © Shames Privacy, Drentse Patrijshond © Eric Broeksma
Wire-haired Pointing Griffon
(Dutch Sheepdog, Dutch Sheep Poodle)