The Association’s goals, as written in the articles, are for instance:
-maintaining and improving the breed ‘Schapendoes’;
-improving health and welfare of the dogs of the breed; fighting and preventing hereditary defects;
The VNS aims to achieve this by:
-organising meetings and lectures in cynology;
-education about the purchase and keeping of a Schapendoes, it’s breeding and training;
-creating plans to reduce hereditary defects and implementing breeding rules to execute these plans
-registration of results of health tests;
-participation in meetings in organised cynology.
On the next pages we inform you of general health tests in the Schapendoes. Detailed information is documented as well on the member pages.