"One of the reasons that it's easy for me to defend and admire the Dutch Shepherd is that in some ways, based on written history of the German Shepherd Dog, the Dutch Shepherd is, essentially, what the German Shepherd could have been." Cheryl Carlson, President of the Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America
The Dutch Shepherd is a medium sized dog, (22’-25” tall weighing 55-75 pounds), highly intelligent and loyal with strong protective instincts who excels as a guard dog.They make good family dogs as they are playful, affectionate, and active.Although it will equally consider each family member its own, Dutch Shepherds are often "one person" dogs, being the most loyal to just one person.
Although their body style is similar to many other herding breeds, their coat coloring is uniquely brindle; with various shades including gray, yellow, silver, red or gold brindle, and blue.This brindle pattern sometimes gives the coat an impression of stripes, reminiscent of a tiger!
In searching for a Dutch Shepherd, you will find a variety of breeders, most of whom are breeding strictly for performance.Thus, the dogs that they produce, while “striped” on the outside, are much more like a Malinois on the inside! Another faction is currently seeking AKC sanctioning of the Dutch Shepherd breed, claiming only their "pure" bred FCI registered dogs are Dutch Shepherds.
We have chosen to utilize only the best, purebred registered Dutch Shepherds in our breeding program.I feel that the Dutch Shepherd should be a good, medium between the high intensity of the Malinois, and the strong work ethic of a German Shepherd.The typical Dutch Shepherd should work all day, and then snuggle with you on the couch that night.These dogs should be able to fit into whatever situation they find themselves in, and will not require a gifted handler.
Consider one of our Dutch Shepherds if you have enjoyed a German Shepherd in the past, like what you hear about Malinois but are concerned about their “neediness”, or would like a very versatile pet. A Dutch Shepherd can fulfill as many different spots in your life as they have stripes!
Cher Car Kennels Dutch Shepherd foundation dam "Rush" on her 16th birthday with a great-great-grandson
Our Stud Dogs
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Our Breeding Females
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Cher Car Kennels has a long standing relationship with law enforcementand military service personnel. Although appreciative of a high drive Police Service or Military Working Dog, these individuals require a different type of canine companion in their own home, and many choose a herding breed to safeguard their loved ones. These dogs must be vigilant in their duties, but also calm and gentle with family members… playing with the kids or snuggling with the cat. Cher Car Kennels’ 40+ years of breeding experience has produced a long line of dogs whose temperaments meet that need.
Our dogs protect the families of those who protect our freedoms™
Prices are subject to change.Discount to law enforcement and active military.
"K9s For Cops" Dutch Shepherd Police Dog statue commissioned by Cher Car Kennels on behalf of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Cher Car Kennels has been breeding Dutch Shepherds since 2005 and we have produced the most proven and successfulUKC registered lines in the world according to the UKC TOP PRODUCERS list using data for progeny’s titles earned. (The United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries.) We produce dogs that excel in multiple venues, many from multi-aspect titled parents. Our dogs show confident appropriate character and make very loving family members.
Titles Earned:EHD AHD NHD EN EE EV EI EC PTE MN ME MV MI MC PTM SN SV SE SI SC PTS AN AV AE AI AC PTA NN NV NE NI NC PTN UWP CAS CAX CA UAGI UAGII URX2 URX UROC URO3 URO2 URO1 UCD UUF GSJCH USJCH-3 USJ-2 UNJ SPOT GRCH CH-3 SPOT-1
Cher Car Kennels is very proud to have been honored by the Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America as a BREEDER of MERIT. (Click on the picture of the certificate above to be led to the DSDCA website to see the accomplishments required for this award.)
This photo is of three month old Dutch Shepherd litter mates. Blues do indeed pop up in certain lines, and determining color in a Dutch Shepherd is like guessing what color eggs will be in your Easter Basket… it is near impossible - especially since their colors continue to develop even after 2 years of age. Cher Car Kennels concentrates on health, intelligence and temperament in our Dutch Shepherd breeding program, with color being the LEAST important. Therefore, we do NOT sell puppies by color.
What a difference a year makes! This is one of the 45 Dutch Shepherd Police K9s Cher Car Kennels has been privileged to produce since we began breeding Dutch Shepherds in 2005.
Some of our Cher Car Kennels Dutch Shepherds were featured in the following "Meet The Breed"