The Association “the Dutch Schapendoes” was founded in 1947 by a small group of enthusiastic breeders, who wanted to re-establish this almost extinct, old Dutch breed. Together with Holland’s best known cynologist, Mr. Toepoel, the breed standard was written. It describes how the ideal Schapendoes should look.

The Association “de Nederlandse Schapendoes” now has over 70 years of experience in successfully building and maintaining one of the most beautiful Dutch dog breeds.