We believe that the most important aspect of dog breeding is the preservation of the given breed. We must take into consideration all external and internal characteristics, and it is very important that a given bitch and male fit together in all respects: appearance, temperament, and individual characteristics.
As the Dutch Shepherd is a very versatile breed, we consider it important to not select them for one specific task, but to preserve this versatility as much as possible. For breeding, it is also essential to perform complete health testing, breed specific breeding qualification tests/exams as well as have show results.
In Hungary, there are very few FCI Dutch Shepherd breeders. There are more that are not FCI “breeders”, who mix Dutch Shepherds and Malinois in order to breed “hard” working dogs. We condemn this kind of breeding.