Breed

Schapendoes


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperament
  • friendly
  • watchful
  • lively

Demeanor
intelligent and courageous

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Schapendoes

The Schapendoes or Dutch Sheepdog finds its origins in the Netherlands. It is related to the Old English Sheepdog, the Bergamasco Shepherd and the Old German Sheepdog. To understand what makes a good diet, it is helpful to look at where the breed came from in the past. The lifestyle of the Schapendoes has changed over the years, so its dietary needs have changed.


Breed

Schapendoes


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperment
  • friendly
  • watchful
  • lively
Demeanor
intelligent and courageous

The Schapendoes was well adapted to its environment, which was the forests and swamp lands of western Europe. This dog was bread from other mountain-loving dogs to guard livestock. These dogs are intelligent and loyal and made for good working farm dogs. These dogs are not overly aggressive or protective. If well trained, they make good family pets. When training a Schapendoes, it is important to understand that they want to cooperate with their human master, rather than to simply follow orders. Their friendly attitude and easy going nature makes them a perfect family pet.


Energy
active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
willing to follow
Shedding
occassionally

When this breed was first developed it had a diet much different than most dogs do today. They mostly ate scraps from human tables and meat from hunts. We understand today that giving a dog a long and healthy life requires good quality nutrition. Today these dogs are known to be loving and affectionate pets. These dogs are intelligent and have active minds. They need proper training and regular outings. The Schapendoes has been shown in dog shows since the 1870's, where they first appeared as a domestic herding class dog. Today most Schapendoes do not herd animals or work on a farm. Their dietary needs have changed. Without so much exercise these dogs need fewer calories and a better balance of fats, carbs and protein. With proper nutrition, training and exercise, a Schapendoes can lead a long and healthy life.


Spot & Tango is a family run and family operated company. When you purchase our dog food, we love to consider you a part of our extended family. As family, we desire the very best food for your Schapendoes so that they can have the very best chance at a long, healthy, and happy life. Lots of industrial dog foods have lots of fillers and ingredients that are not particularly useful for a Schapendoes' diet. Sometimes, that poor quality can contribute to a Schapendoes being overweight. We use nothing but the very best ingredients: human grade food made up of pure meat, vegetables, and fruits. We guarantee that none of our food consists of gluten, wheat, soy, or artificial flavors.


Our recipes are designed by veterinarians and pet nutritionists to ensure that they are the best that they can be. We cook our recipes in small batches in our USDA and FDA inspected kitchen. These small batches ensure quality and freshness. When the food arrives on your doorstep, it has been cooked within the week. To ensure that your Schapendoes gets the best food for his or her body type, we offer the option of creating a recommended plan. Just take our online quiz which will ask a variety of questions about your overweight Schapendoes’s weight, physical attributes, and various other factors. When fed in the proper amounts for your Schapendoes’s size, our dog food can help a Schapendoes lose weight. When your Schapendoes is finally at a healthy weight, the chance for weight-related disease decreases, which can, in turn, extend your dog’s life. For this reason, we believe that investing in Spot & Tango’s dog food for an overweight Schapendoes is one of the best decisions you can make for your dog.