So you’re looking to adopt an Schapendoes, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “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. When the breed club for Nederlandse Schapendoes was founded in 1947, the Schapendoes breed was resuscitated.The Schapendoes is a lightly-built, long-coated, medium-sized dog. His movements are effortless and springy and his astounding ability to jump makes him excel at agility and other dog sports. With an attentive and courageous character, he is intelligent, watchful, lively, friendly and high-spirited. Towards people familiar to him, he develops great affection and loyalty. Club Contact DetailsClub: Schapendoes USA ClubEmail: email@example.comAddress: 236 Chandler Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 This shaggy sheepdog of Holland is also known as the Dutch Sheep Dog. Schapendoes are cheerful, funny, clever and brave and are very good family pets. They also have a strong desire to please.”
An Schapendoes typically ranges from 40.64cm to 50.8cm in height, and weighs from 11.793401620000001kg to 24.947580350000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Schapendoes breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Schapendoes insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.