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;

-organising exhibitions;

-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.