In the Neighborhood Dog Grooming
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My Dogs

After loosing my last dog, Mercy, I thought long and hard about getting another one but I couldn't stop looking. Life without a dog in it has something missing. In July of 2015 I found a Dutch Shepherd for sale and wondered what a Dutch Shepherd is. Did some research and decided that was the dog for me. He was twelve weeks old and in desperate need of a home. The Dutch Shepherd breed was developed in the Netherlands for the specific purpose of not only herding sheep but protecting them. He had to be brave and intelligent, strong and fast and able to withstand a harsh and rugged environment. He was perfect for the job he did. But as the world changed the Dutch Shepherd lost that job and now, like the other similar Shepherds, The German Shepherd and Belgium Malinois, the Dutchie is used extensively in police, military and search and rescue work. He is still uncommon in the U.S. but gaining ground. They are intensely loyal and extremely sensitive to their owner's moods and emotions. They are not a dog for everyone as they are strong willed and high energy. Kindness and an understanding of your individual dog  is the approach to training with a Dutch Shepherd. I named my little boy Boaz which means mighty and swift and is also the name of one of the really good patriarchs of Israel. He is not so little anymore. He turned a year old in April of 2016 and I cannot imagine a day without him.

Isaac: Feb. 2003-March 2012

                  Mercy: Jan. 2003-Nov. 2014

Boaz

Site designed by Bret Rouse © 2016 all rights reserved.

My Dogs

After loosing my last dog, Mercy, I thought long and hard about getting another one but I couldn't stop looking. Life without a dog in it has something missing. In July of 2015 I found a Dutch Shepherd for sale and wondered what a Dutch Shepherd is. Did some research and decided that was the dog for me. He was twelve weeks old and in desperate need of a home. The Dutch Shepherd breed was developed in the Netherlands for the specific purpose of not only herding sheep but protecting them. He had to be brave and intelligent, strong and fast and able to withstand a harsh and rugged environment. He was perfect for the job he did. But as the world changed the Dutch Shepherd lost that job and now, like the other similar Shepherds, The German Shepherd and Belgium Malinois, the Dutchie is used extensively in police, military and search and rescue work. He is still uncommon in the U.S. but gaining ground. They are intensely loyal and extremely sensitive to their owner's moods and emotions. They are not a dog for everyone as they are strong willed and high energy. Kindness and an understanding of your individual dog  is the approach to training with a Dutch Shepherd. I named my little boy Boaz which means mighty and swift and is also the name of one of the really good patriarchs of Israel. He is not so little anymore. He turned a year old in April of 2016 and I cannot imagine a day without him.

Isaac: Feb. 2003-March 2012

                  Mercy: Jan. 2003-Nov. 2014

Boaz

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