I have been a dog owner (two white fur balls are my companions at the present) for the last 25 years, and would like to think that I am familiar with most breeds, or at least, have heard of them.  I was stumped when I saw the photo of this little cutie.

Research revealed that Schapendoes are originally from the Netherlands where they were known for herding flocks of sheep.   According to the CKC, the breed had disappeared for a period of time before WWII, but with “whatever specimens could be found” (CKC), the Schapendoes breed was revived and eventually recognized in 1971.

These dogs love outdoor exercise which makes sense given their working origins.

Schapendoes (Dutch Sheep Dog) acrylic painting 8 x 8 gallery wrapped canvas

Shapendoes breed.  “Phlox”.  Golden brand Acrylic paint on 8 x8  gallery wrapped canvas.  I have painted the sides and the owner does not need to buy a frame.  This is ready to hang.

Schapendo painting view of painted sides - no framing required

Schapendo (Dutch Sheep dog) painting side view

“Phlox” is available on REDBUBBLE.

For information on commission paintings, please contact me at louiseaprimeau@gmail.com.

I am accepting limited commissions up until November, in time for Christmas gift giving (and for enjoying the surprised reactions from your loved ones!).

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