Register of Hollandse Herdershonden (Dutch Shepherds)


With thanks to Lia Helmers for starting this project. She has put a lot of work in it. I have since taken it over.

What we have here is an overview of Dutch shepherd dogs in the Netherlands. First, there are of course the dogs inscribed in the stud book of the Dutch kennel club. The abbreviation NHSB stands for Nederlands Honden StamBoek = Dutch Dog Stud Book. Beside those, there are a lot of dogs from earlier years not entered in the NHSB, but only in the kennel club's (now obsolete) registry of dog names, or the NHC's club registry. (NHC stands for Nederlandse Herdershonden Club = Dutch Shepherd Dog Club). Early dogs can also be found in show catalogues or other old writings.
In a few cases, a litter that is not registered at all but is from registered parents, is taken along here too.
I have refrained from adding all present day's unregistered Dutchies, who often have some Malinois ancestor or other. That would really become too much. Many of these dogs can be found on the site

The listing is not complete yet. At present, I am mainly exploring old sources in order to add dogs from the earlier years.


When reading the list, you might find the following helpful:
- if a dog's name is bold, it has been used for breeding in Holland
- if a dog's name is underlined, it has been used for breeding outside of Holland
- if a dog's name is both bold and underlined, it has offspring both in and outside of Holland
- "tent." is short for "tentoonstelling" = exhibition. It means that the dog's name is found in a report from that show.

Translations of words:
Duitse herder = German shepherd
geboren = born
hond(en)  = dog(s)
jeugdklas, openklas = young dogs' class, open class  (at dog shows)
kampioen = champion, meaning here: show champion
korthaar, kortharig = short hair, shorthaired
langhaar, langharig = long hair, longhaired
moeder = mother, dam
nest =  litter
"Nest van Jansen A. te Alkmaar" = litter bred by A. Jansen, living in the town of Alkmaar
omstreeks = about, around
onbekend = unknown
R (reu) = male dog
ruwhaar, ruwharig = rough hair, roughhaired
T (teef) = female dog
te = in, from
vader = father, sire
van= of

If there is anything still unclear, don't hesitate to ask:

Korthaar 1871-1906                     Ruwhaar 1881-1932              Langhaar

Korthaar 1907-1919                     Ruwhaar 1933-1943           Langhaar 2

Korthaar 1920-1929                     Ruwhaar 1944-1952

Korthaar 1930-1944                      Ruwhaar 1953-1960

Korthaar 1945-1955                      Ruwhaar 1961-1968

Korthaar 1956-1966                      Ruwhaar 1969-1972

Korthaar 1967-1971                      Ruwhaar 1973-1975

Korthaar 1972-1974                      Ruwhaar 1976-1979

Korthaar 1975-1977                      Ruwhaar 1980-1984  

Korthaar 1978-1980                      Ruwhaar 1985-1991

Korthaar 1981-1983                      Ruwhaar 1992-1995

Korthaar 1984-1986                      Ruwhaar 1996-2002   

Korthaar 1987-1989                      Ruwhaar 2003-2008

Korthaar 1990-1992

Korthaar 1993-1995

Korthaar 1996-1998

Korthaar 1999-2001

Korthaar 2002-2004

Korthaar 2005-2008

Korthaar 2009-

(The official studbook is published by the Dutch Kennelclub. The Kennelclub's website is )

Other sites with stud book information:  all litters on the German club's puppy list since 2007   longhaireds from all around the world, sorted by country, information collected by Liisa Kukkanen


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