Promoting responsibility and good sportsmanship in the breeding, training and exhibition of the Dutch Shepherd Dog under the breed standard established by

the United Kennel Club in 1995.

Mission Statement and Purpose

 

The Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America's stated purpose is to promote responsibility and good sportsmanship in the breeding, training and exhibition of the Dutch Shepherd under the breed standard established and approved by the United Kennel Club in 1995.  Our goals are to:

 

A. To further the advancement of the Dutch Shepherd breed through the medium of their owners and to develop their intelligence as well as their physical abilities.

 

B. To confer honor upon worthy Dutch Shepherd dogs and their owners/trainers, and to aid members of the Club to attain UKC conformation and performance degrees through cooperative training and mutual support.

 

C. To promote fair play and good sportsmanship over individual gain, and to join the competitive spirit with the fun environment of United Kennel Club events.

AKC versus UKC; what is our opinion?

 

A small minority of conformation folks are pursuing recognition of the Dutch Shepherd breed by the American Kennel Club by enrolling it in the AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS®), which is an optional record keeping service for breeds not currently registrable by the American Kennel Club. 

 

Our stance is clear... any breed that is "recognized" by the American Kennel Club becomes a shadow of itself.  The working ability of the dog is no longer valued, or protected.  The differences in "type" (as in the Jack Russell Terrier... long legged dog for fox bolting, short legged types for rats) is erased, with all dogs of the breed having to "conform" to only one type, most of the time being a type that is not in favor with working enthusiasts.  

 

Ask any of the working owners of breeds recently "recognized", and see what their opinion is.  The lines of Border Collies that are predominant in the AKC cannot and will not herd, the Parson Russell Terrier lines are incapable of hunting, and the list goes on and on.  Whenever a breed is entered into the AKC stud book, its abilities in its chosen field disappear! 

 

The Dutch Shepherd is a working dog; whether they are outstanding family companions and protectors, livestock guardians, high-in-trial competition dogs, physical and emotional assistance dogs, search and rescue dogs or Police K9’s.

 

In hopes of maintaining this rich heritage by promoting and protecting the integrity of the working Dutch Shepherd, we organized the Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America in 2012 with our end goal to meet the United Kennel Club requirements for establishing a National Breed Club to promote good sportsmanship in the breeding, training and exhibition of the Dutch Shepherd under the standard established and approved by the UKC in 1995.   The United Kennel Club designated the DUTCH SHEPHERD DOG CLUB OF AMERICA the Provisional National Breed Club for the Dutch Shepherd (USA-123 CON NA) in 2014, and we are now following the additional 5 year process required to achieve full National Club status.

 

We wish to educate the public and promote the Dutch Shepherd breed in a responsible manner, and hope to prevent the downfall that can occur with AKC sanctioning similar to what has become of the German Shepherd breed under the AKC auspices in the last 40 years.  

 

The Board of Directors of the Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America (DSDCA) stands firm in our opposition to this detrimental movement by the AKC regarding the Dutch Shepherd.  Our qualifications for taking this strong stance become clear when reading of our involvement in the breed under the United Kennel Club registry.  We have bred more UKC titled Dutch Shepherds than any other breeder in the world!  (The United Kennel Club is the largest all breed performance registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries.)

 

We have bred Dutch Shepherds that have earned the following 736 UKC titles and 181 distinctions of merit: 

 

( 8 )  GRCH-Grand Champion

(33)  CH-Champion

( 1 )  UACHX-United Agility Champion Excellent

( 1 )  UACH-United Agility Champion

( 4 )  UAGII-United Agility II

(13)  UAGI-United Agility I

( 5 )  UCD-United Companion Dog

( 1 )  UCDX-United Companion Dog Excellent

( 1 )  UROC-United Rally Obedience Champion

( 2 )  URX2-United Rally Excellent 2

( 2 )  URX-United Rally Excellent

(10)  URO3-United Rally Obedience 3

(10)  URO2-United Rally Obedience 2

(19)  URO1-United Rally Obedience 1

( 5 )  SPOT-Socialized Pet Obedience Test

( 3 )  SPOT-ON-Socialized Pet Obedience Outstanding Neighbor

( 5 )  FO-Family Obedience

( 3 )  AOB-Protection Alert Obedience

( 3 )  PA-Protection Alert

( 3 )  OB1-Protection 1 Obedience

( 3 )  P1-Protection 1

(32)  PTN-Nosework Pre-Trial Novice (Birch)

(31)  NC-Novice Container

(31)  NI-Novice Interior

(24)  NE-Novice Exterior

(25)  NV-Novice Vehicle

(23)  NN-Novice Nosework (NC,NI,NE,NV)

( 4 )  NHD-Novice Handler Discrimination

(28)  PTA-Nosework Pre-Trial Advanced (Anise)

(17)  AC-Advanced Container

(17)  AI-Advanced Interior

(19)  AE-Advanced Exterior

(18)  AV-Advanced Vehicle

(18)  AN-Advanced Nosework (AC,AI,AE,AV)

( 3 )  AHD-Advanced Handler Discrimination

(20)  PTS-Nosework Pre-Trial Superior (Clove)

(19)  SC-Superior Container

(16)  SI-Superior Interior

(10)  SE-Superior Exterior

(12)  SV-Superior Vehicle

(11)  SN-Superior Nosework (SC, SI, SE, SV)

(15)  PTM-Nosework Pre-Trial Master (Myrrh)

( 9 )  MC-Master Container

( 9 )  MI-Master Interior

( 6 )  ME-Master Exterior

( 4 )  MV-Master Vehicle

( 4 )  MN-Master Nosework (MC, MI, ME, MV)

(12)  PTE-Nosework Pre-Trial Elite (Vetiver)

( 6 )  EC-Elite Container

( 8 )  EI-Elite Interior

( 4 )  EE-Elite Exterior

( 6 )  EV-Elite Vehicle

( 4 )  EN-Elite Nosework (EC, EI, EE, EV)

( 3 )  EHD-Excellent Handler Discrimination

( 7 )  UNJ-United Novice Jumper

( 8 )  UJJ-United Junior Jumper

( 5 )  UJJCH-United Junior Jumper Champion

( 1 )  GJJCH-Grand Junior Jumper Champion

(13)  USJ-United Senior Jumper

(11)  USJCH-United Senior Jumper Champion

( 4 )  GSJCH-Grand Senior Jumper Champion

( 2 )  UMJ-United Master Jumper

( 1 )  UMJCH-United Master Jumper Champion

( 1 )  GMJCH-United Grand Master Jumper Champion

( 3 )  UUJ-United Ultimate Jumper

( 6 )  UUJCH-United Ultimate Jumper Champion

( 1 )  GUJCH-Grand Ultimate Jumper Champion

( 4 )  USF-United Supreme Fetch It

( 8 )  UUF-United Ultimate Fetch It

( 4 )  UUFCH-United Ultimate Fetch It Champion

( 3 )  UWP-United Weight Puller

(14)  CA-Coursing Aptitude

( 2 )  CAX-Coursing Aptitude Excellent

( 2 )  RATI-Barn Hunt Rat Instinct

( 5 )  RATN-Barn Hunt Rat Novice

( 4 )  RATO-Barn Hunt Rat Open

( 2 )  RATS-Barn Hunt Rat Senior

( 1 )  RATS-Barn Hunt Rat Master

( 1 )  RATCH-Barn Hunt Champion

( 1 )  RATCHX-Barn Hunt Champion

( 1 )  RATCHX2-Barn Hunt Champion 2X

( 1 )  RATCHX3-Barn Hunt Champion 3X

( 1 )  RATCHX4-Barn Hunt Champion 4X

( 1 )  CZ8B-Crazy 8s Bronze

( 1 )  CZ8S-Crazy 8s Silver

( 1 )  CZ8G-Crazy 8s Gold

( 1 )  CZ8P-Crazy 8s Platinum

( 1 )  CZ8PB-Crazy 8s Platinum Bronze

( 1 )  CZ8PB-Crazy 8s Platinum Silver

( 1 )  CZ8PB-Crazy 8s Platinum Gold

( 1 )  CZ8P2 - Crazy 8s Platinum 2X

( 1 )  CZ8P2B - Crazy 8s Platinum Bronze 2X

( 1 )  CZ8P2S - Crazy 8s Platinum Silver 2X

( 1 )  CZ8P2G - Crazy 8s Platinum Gold 2X

( 1 )  CZ8P3 - Crazy 8s Platinum 3X

(53)  HIT-High In Trial

(43)  TOTAL DOG AWARDS (Breed AND Performance qualifier at same show)

(10)  BIS-BEST IN SHOW

( 9 )  RBIS-RESERVE BEST IN SHOW

( 4 )  BISS-BEST IN Specialty SHOW

( 8 )  ABIS-Altered BEST in Show

( 1 )  ARBIS-Altered RESERVE BEST IN SHOW

( 2 )  NCH-NATIONAL CHAMPION OF BREED

( 2 )  NGRCH-NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION OF BREED

( 2 )  NBOB-NATIONAL BEST OF BREED 

( 3 )  Super Dog (titled in conformation, obedience, agility, rally and weight pull)

( 2 )  Rally 3 Obedience ALL-STARS (all breeds) 2014, 2017

( 2 )  Rally 2 Obedience ALL-STARS (all breeds) 2014, 2017

( 1 )  Rally 1 Obedience ALL-STARS (all breeds) 2016

( 2 )  Rally Obedience TOP JUNIOR (all breeds) 2014, 2015

( 2 )  Obedience TOP JUNIOR (all breeds) 2014, 2015

( 1 )  Agility TOP JUNIOR (all breeds) 2014

( 1 )  AKC Agility TOP DOG in BREED 2017

( 6 )  BHA TOP DOG in BREED 2015 (2 tied), 2016 (3 tied), 2017

( 1 )  UAD No.1 Distance Jumper (longest jump of any breed dog all season) 2013

( 1 )  UAD National ULTIMATE Jumper Vice-Champion (all breeds) 2013

( 1 )  UAD National JUNIOR Jumper Champion (all breeds) 2014

( 1 )  UAD National JUNIOR Jumper Vice-Champion (all breeds) 2015

( 1 )  UAD National SENIOR Jumper Champion (all breeds) 2016

( 2 )  UAD National SENIOR ELITE Jumper Champion (all breeds) 2014, 2015

( 1 )  UAD National MASTER Jumper Champion (all breeds) 2016

( 2 )  UAD National CHECKERS (Service Dogs) Vice-Champion (all breeds) 2014, 2016

( 1 )  UAD National CHASE-IT Champion (all breeds) 2014

( 1 )  UAD National MASTER ELITE FETCH-IT Vice-Champion (all breeds) 2017

( 1 )  UAD National MASTER ELITE FETCH-IT Champion (all breeds) 2016

( 1 )  UAD National ULTIMATE FETCH-IT Vice-Champion (all breeds) 2017

( 1 )  UAD National ULTIMATE FETCH-IT Champion (all breeds) 2014

( 2 )  UAD National ULTIMATE CATCH-IT Champion (all breeds) 2016, 2017

( 1 )  UAD National ULTIMATE CATCH-IT WORLD RECORD (all breeds) 2017

( 6 )  UAD TOP DOG in BREED 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017

( 3 )  U-FLI TOP DOG in BREED 2014, 2015, 2016

 

 

We have also earned the following 54 UKC titles and 5 distinctions of merit on Dutch Shepherds we own but did not breed:

 

( 7 )  CH-Champion

( 1 )  UAGI-United Agility I

( 2 )  URO1-United Rally Obedience 1

( 2 )  FO-Family Obedience

( 2 )  AOB-Protection Alert Obedience

( 2 )  PA-Protection Alert

( 2 )  OB1-Protection 1 Obedience

( 2 )  P1-Protection 1

( 1 )  OB2-Protection 2 Obedience

( 1 )  P2-Protection 2

( 2 )  OBPD1-Police Dog 1 Obedience

( 2 )  PD1-Police Dog 1

( 4 )  PTN-Nosework Pre-Trial Novice (Birch)

( 3 )  NC-Novice Container

( 4 )  NI-Novice Interior

( 3 )  NE-Novice Exterior

( 3 )  NV-Novice Vehicle

( 3 )  NN-Novice Nosework (NC,NI,NE,NV)

( 2 )  PTA-Nosework Pre-Trial Advanced (Anise)

( 1 )  AC-Advanced Container

( 1 )  AI-Advanced Interior

( 2 )  AC-Advanced Exterior

( 1 )  AV-Advanced Vehicle

( 1 )  AN-Advanced Nosework (AC,AI,AE,AV)

( 3 )  HIT-High In Trial

( 1 )  Reserve BEST in Show

( 1 )  Rally 1 Obedience ALL-STARS (all breeds) 2011

 

Our Dutchies have consistently ranked in the UKC TOP 10 Breed Standings since 2006 (the first year multiple Dutch Shepherd dogs began appearing in the UKC Top 10). 

 

  • 2006:  No. 3
  • 2007:  No. 1
  • 2008:  No. 2, 5, 7, 10
  • 2009:  No. 2, 3
  • 2010:  No. 1, 4, 4, 4 (3 tied), 7, 9
  • 2011:  No. 1, 1 (2 tied), 3, 4, 6 
  • 2012:  No. 1, 2, 5, 9
  • 2013:  No. 1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 10 (2 tied)
  • 2014:  No. 1, 4, 5
  • 2015:  No. 1, 2, 4, 6
  • 2016:  No. 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10  
  • 2017:  No. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7

 

Our foundation male and female ROM-XX PD1 P1 PA FO CH Schefflers C’est Touché Cher Car BTr CGC (Touché) and ROM-XX NN URO1 UAGI P1 P2 PD1 FO Vrijheid’s Adrenaline Rush BTr (Rush) are the only 2 Dutch Shepherds to earn the UKC's Police Dog 1 title.  This pair's daughter ROM-X AN URO3 UAGI UCD UJJ GRCH Cher Car's Snap Decision BH CSAU CGC (Snap) was the first Dutch Shepherd in the world titled in the four UKC venues of Conformation, Rally, Agility and Obedience, and her sister ROM-X RBIMBS PTE ME MC SV AN USJCH UCD CA UWP URO3 UAGI GRCH Luna van Cher Car CGC (Luna) was the first UKC Dutch Shepherd Grand Champion "Superdog" (having earned titles in the 5 UKC venues of Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Rally Obedience and Weight Pull).  Luna was also the FIRST dog (of ALL breeds) titled in every UKC event open to all-breed competition (Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Rally Obedience, Weight Pull, Lure Coursing, Dock Jumping and Nosework).

 

We were also overjoyed when our breeder/owner/handled ROM-XX BIMBS CH Cher Car's Roja Caliente (Cayenne) became the first Dutch Shepherd awarded BEST IN SHOW at a UKC conformation show, and now her daughter V1(6x) IntCH/NatlCH MBISS(2x) MBIMBS(5x) RBIMBS URO1 GRCH My Girl Tessa of Cher Car CGC (Tessa) is the most BEST IN SHOW winning Dutch Shepherd in UKC history. Our additional record setters are NGRCH EN EHD UWP CAS UAGII URX2 UROC UCD GSJCH GRCH Laser Dragon von Cher Car SPOT CGC P1 PD1 CGC (Colt) who is the UKC's most titled Dutch Shepherd (with 51 titles) and NBOB NCH BIS BISS RBIS ABIS(5x) EHD EN UAGI UUF GSJCH UNJCH URO1 CA GRCH Cher Car’s Gunpowder N Lace SPOT-ON who is the UKC's most titled female Dutch Shepherd (with 42 titles).  Our Dutch have also been very succesful in Dock Jumping competition, earning 19 National Championships to date and setting the WORLD RECORD in UAD All-Breed CATCH-IT competition in 2017.  Many have appeared on television competing at the ESPN X-Games, the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Diving Dog National Championships and even Late Night with David Letterman! 

 

Recently our fourth generation of Dutch Shepherds has begun to earn acclaim with Multi-HIT RBIMBS EN CH Cher Car’s American Freedom SPOT-ON becoming the youngest dog (at 22 months) of any breed to earn the UKC Elite Nosework title.  To earn the UKC Elite Nosework title, a dog and handler pass a pre-test for each of the 5 scents (birch, anise, clove, myrrh and vetiver), then earn 2 legs in 4 separate elements (container, interior, exterior and vehicle) in EACH of the 5 scents.  The higher the level, the greater the number of hides which must be found (1-4 odor hides) and multiple distractions (1-3 distractions of food or toys) must be ignored.  This requires a minimum of 45 shows to earn the 30 individual title certificates which comprise the Elite Nosework title.  We are very proud to be the breeder of FOUR Dutch Shepherds that have now earned the UKC Elite Nosework title, more than any other breeder of any breed in the UKC registry.

 

Lastly, we are very proud to have produced the following Dutch Shepherd service dogs that help make a better world for those around them:

 

UNO - Quincey (IL) Police Department K-9

DASH - Battlecreek (MI) Police Department K-9

BAJAH - Hillsdale County (MI) Sheriff's Department K-9

TASER - Lake County (MI) Sheriff’s Department K-9

DUKE - St. Johns (MI) Police Department K-9

DUTCH - Wyoming (MI) Police Department K-9

IZZY - Madison (WI) Cadaver K-9

MONGO - Michigan Dept of Corrections K-9

ZILLA - Michigan State University (MI) Police Department  K-9
GRIFFIN - Haslett (MI) Narcolepsy with Cataplexy Alert and Response Dog
TRACER - Hampton Bay (NY) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Dog
GOOSE - British Columbia (CAN) JIBC Narcotics K-9
REGGIE - Morrice (MI) Police Department  K-9
BLITZ - Jasonville (IN) Police Department K-9
TORI - Vermont State Police K-9
JAX - Kaplan (LA) Police Department K-9

ROCKY - Kaplan (LA) Police Department K-9

JONAH - Orleans County (VT) Sheriff's DepartmentK-9
LACE - Plainwell (MI) Migraine Alert Dog
CHASE - Osceola County (MI) Sheriff's Department K-9
ZOE - Harrison City (PA) Police Department K-9
REMINGTON - Plainfield (IL) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Dog
MEELA - Saline (MI) MiSAR SAR K-9
JAX - St. Charles (IL) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Dog
RYKER - Osceola County (MI) Sheriff's Department K-9
HAVOK - Cheboygan County (MI) Sheriff's Department K-9
ECHO - Hillsdale City (MI) Police Department K-9
ALEDIA - Clare County (MI) Sheriff's Department K-9
KATANA - Newport (VT) Medical Assistance Dog
MIA - Chicago (IL) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Dog
MACEY - Chicago (IL) Transit Authority K-9
RUE - Baltimore (MD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dog
BARON - Clare County (MI) Sheriff's Department K-9

NIKA - Gleason (WI) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dog

SPIDER - Carson City (MI) Neuromuscular Disease Assistance Dog
DYLAN - Cheltenham Township (PA) Police Department K-9

MAGGIE - Wickenburg (AZ) Police Department K-9

ISAIAH - Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff's Department K-9

ECHO - Morrice (MI) Police Department K-9

LUCIFER - Montgomery (TX) Police Department K-9

KONA - City of Auburn (AL) Police Department K-9

JET - Harrisville (NH) US Department of State K-9

KARMA - Grosse Ile (MI) MiSAR SAR K-9

HUNTER - Oakville (ONT) Dual Purpose Medical Alert & Assistance Dog

CHARLIE - Rochester (MN) Cataplexy Alert and Response Dog

SALEM - Chicago (IL) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Dog

KILO - Des Moines (IA) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dog

RICO - Brazoria (TX) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dog

LIZZY - Mobile (AL) Department of Homeland Security K-9

ARES - Warwick (RI) SWAT/Medic K-9

BELLA - Dover (NH) Falck USA HRD/Evidence Recovery K-9

ECLIPSE - San Antonio (TX) Police Department K-9

BLUE - Evart (MI) Police Department K-9

FADE - Virgo County (IN) District 7 Task Force HRD/Evidence Recovery K-9

LIZZY - Mobile (AL) Dept of Homeland Security TSA Explosives K-9

DOC - Chicago (IL) Psychiatric Service Dog

ECHO - St. Paul (MN) Hearing Alert and Allergy Alert (Gluten) Dog

APOLLO - Mount Pleasant (MI) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Dog

LIMA - Winona (MN) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dog

JASPER - Bridgeport (MA) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Dog

SISSY - Sault Ste Marie (MI) Hearing Alert Dog

RAGNAR - Las Vegas (NV) Red Rock SAR K-9

 

Please show support for the high standard of excellence maintained by the United Kennel Club in promoting the working aspect of the Dutch Shepherd Dog (championing the TOTAL DOG philosophy by rewarding dogs that look AND perform equally well) by becoming a member of the Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America.  Please also show support by “liking” our Dutch Shepherd Dog Club of America facebook page (click the icon in the left hand column) and refer it to other admirers of the breed and friends in the sport as well. 

 

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