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What does Hypoallergenic Mean?
Do Dutch Shepherds shed?
Long coat Dutch Shepherd dogs will need to be brushed at least weekly and more frequently when the coat blow season begins.
Are Dutch Shepherds good apartment dogs?
Dutch Shepherds are energetic and athletic dogs that need regular exercise to stay healthy, happy, and to prevent boredom that usually causes destructive behavior. Originally bred for hard work on farms and later used as a police and military dog, Dutch Shepherds are used to vigorous exercise and can run all day long. They excel in just about any canine sport or activity, including agility, herding, field training, police work, guide dog duty, search and rescue. They can live in an apartment but should be walked regularly, and also have a few play sessions throughout the day. They do great in active families that love to spend their time outside the house.
Do Dutch Shepherds Cause Allergies?
Unfortunately, no matter what coat your Dutch Shepherd has, they will shed. This means that they are not the pet for those with allergies. However, the type of coat they have will affect how much they shed and how often you’ll need to brush them. If your Dutch Shepherd has a long coat, they will shed the most.
How to prevent allergies
Groom your Dutch Shepherd
Unfortunately Dutch Shepherds shed quite a bit of hair during their shedding period in spring and autumn. This makes regular brushing important during these seasons so as to remove the dead hairs, especially from the undercoat.
There are three varieties of this breed: haired, long-haired and short-haired. In the Wire subspecies wool rough, medium-length, long-haired – straight, smooth and long. Dutch Shepherd Shorthair dressed in a short, soft and dense coat. Short-haired and long-haired Dutch Shepherds require regular cleaning in order to remove the excess hair. Wirehaired subspecies need professional trimming twice a year. Bathe your dog only in the case of urgent need.
Designate Dog-Free Zones
Wirehaired Dutch Shepherd has a woolly undercoat and should be groomed a few times a year by a professional groomer, and not brushed at home. All types of coats are water-resistant and do well in both cold and warm climates. Bathing should be done as needed and remember to use dog products that do not contain potentially harmful chemicals. Their nails should be trimmed regularly and if you can hear their nails clicking on the floor while they walk, that means it is nail trimming time. If you are unsure or are afraid that you might hurt your dog, don’t be afraid to ask a professional groomer for help or advice. Groomers have the necessary tools and knowledge to trim your dog’s nails without causing any harm. Ears should be checked regularly to prevent and avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can cause an infection.