Dutch Shepherd Breed Maintenance
The Dutch Shepherds require a lot of physical and mental exercise to be a happy, well-adjusted companion. Provide lots of opportunity for him to play, run and perform a specific job. Since he is a herding breed, he should not be let off leash when out of his yard. He does require regular grooming, although the long-hair and wire-hair variety will require much more intensive grooming than the short-hair variety. A steel comb and natural bristle brush will be needed to remove any dead and loose hairs in the short and long-hair variety. The wire-hair variety will need to have his coat plucked twice a year. If you are unsure as how to pluck his coat, you can take him to a groomer who is familiar with the process. You should never use a brush on a wire-hair Dutch Shepherd.