Welcome to our website!
This homepage is about our bloodline
type of workingdog we (want to) breed, is the type of Dutch
Shepherd that is complete in character and structurally correct.
So a mentally and physically fit workingdog suitable of working
as a police(service)dog and ofcourse also in other dogsports,
for example IPO, Mondio, French and Belgian ringsport
Rocky doing civil work
The next pages are about our Dutch Shepherds: 5 generations of
top quality working dogs with a lot of movies and pics.
See them work, take a look at the link
contact us when you´re interested to know more of our
The first Dutch Shepherd which I (Dick)
had was Van Leeuwen´s Robbie. His
characteristics, his drives and his
character were a pleasant suprise to me. As well in training as
later on as my working policedog.
did his work well in every situation. He was confident, driven
and was very self- assured. It was clear to me: this is MY type
of working policedog.
Robbie had all the characteristics that we are looking for in a
good working policedog. He was very courageous, independent and
had a very tough character. A hard dog, and not one that was
suitable for a first time handler, because of his lightly
Robbie had a hard, destroying full bite. As well as on the suit
as in police practice. He was tested many times in
policepractice with bites and searching suspects. In riots and
risky arrests he proved to be a great policedog.
Besides being a working policedog, he was
also a great sportsdog in the KNPV program.
I(Dick) wanted to breed this type of workingdog, especially
suitable as working policedog with out Van Leeuwen's Robbie as
founding father of our lines. The breeding goal was to pass on
all of his special characteristics to our own bloodline.
Robbie has bred several times and produced,
as I was hoping for, progeny with his strong character. Examples
of this progeny are:
Van Leeuwen`s Rocky, Van Leeuwen`s Taran
and Von Christels Atos (founding father of Dutch shepherds in
the US, imported by Rik Wolterbeek and Dianne San Lorenzo (Von
Taran in training for the
national championships of working policedogs
Taran and Rocky became working policedogs
in the police region were I (Dick) worked as the K-9 instructor
When Robby retired, Van Leeuwen´s Rocky was
following his trail (see page of Rocky). Now the honors are
taken by Van Leeuwen´s Spike (Rocky-son). He is the third
generation of working policedog from our bloodline.
Van Leeuwen`s Taran earned his KNPV
certificate with honors and competed several times in the Dutch
championships for working policedogs.
also spread the characteristics, which we
mentioned before, by breeding females out of different
bloodlines. For example: Tommy of Rob Luijken (a
frequently used stud, which also inherits the characteristics),
Robbie of Paul van Eerden and Sam of Albert Das, etc. The last
two have competed in the National KNPV championships.
Van Leeuwen`s Nika is linebred on Van
Leeuwen´s Robbie. Robbie is the grandfather of Nika at both
parents. Therefore temperament, dominant behavior and toughness
are very extreme on this female. She has passed on this
caracteristics on her offspring, for example Van Leeuwen's
Spike, Van Leeuwen´s Benta and Van Leeuwen´s Ebro.
Van Leeuwen's Spike and Benta are line/inbred
on Robbie and Rocky with as goal to preserve the genetics as
strong as possible. Their mother is Van Leeuwen's Nika, their
father Van Leeuwen's Rocky. Van Leeuwen's Robbie is their
grandfather in 3 ways.
goal in breeding is to breed more Dutch Shepherds of this kind
to be trained in Holland and in the rest of the world as a
working police dog, or in other venues of sport and working
Dick & Selena van Leeuwen