Protection Dog Profile: Loki
A dog like Loki doesn’t come around very often. He is a tall Dutch Shepherd with reverse brindle coloring and has long, gorgeous legs that move him faster than you can imagine when running, playing fetch, and keeping you safe from any threats! But, Loki is a sweetheart, too. He wants to please, and always will have your full attention and best interest in his big heart. We fell in love with Loki because of his sweet personality, and we think you will, too!
Loki was raised in the home of a Navy Seal in a family with two children and another dog. He is very good with children and will take care of them, carefully watching for any threats that may enter their play areas. Loki likes to be at your side, but when it’s time to relax, all you have to do is tell him “place,” and he will curl up on his dog bed. He is still attentive and ready to defend if necessary, but he can stay in his place as long as you want him to. Then, when it’s time to go for a walk or run to the store, he’s ready to come with, all the while keeping you and your family safe.
His training has turned him into an all-around amazing protection dog. Loki has great bites and is very powerful and well-trained. He is a devoted sort of guy, and he wants to take care of you and defend you and your family from the bad guys. Just one look at his size and the bad guys will run away—he’s that intimidating! But he is also a great indoor dog with perfect manners. He is playful and happy, but ready to take care of any threat to you at all times. Loki loves to hike and be at your side no matter what you’re doing. He is very fast, loves to play catch, and will keep you entertained with his speed and antics while he chases down his Kong. This dog is impressive!
Dutch Shepherds originated in the Netherlands in the 1800s. After 1914, only brindle coloring was allowed in the breed standards to distinguish it from the German Shepherd and Belgian Shepherd breeds. As the name suggests, the Dutch Shepherd’s original and main function was that of a shepherd’s dog in the countryside. The dogs were in charge of keeping the flocks of sheep away from the crops, which they did by patrolling the borders of the road and fields. They also went with the flocks to markets, ports, and common meadows. At the farm, the dog kept the hens away from the kitchen garden, herded the cows together for milking, and alerted the farmers when strangers entered the farmyard. Because of the versatility and skills of the Dutch Shepherd, the dog was very suitable for dog training, which then became a popular sport in the early 1900s. Belgian Shepherds were also trained and used as police dogs, search and tracking dogs, and guide dogs for the blind. Since WWII, the Dutch Shepherd has been a rare and highly desirable breed.