Strange Dogs

For years pedigrees have been bred after racial standards. They must comply to certain external features and specific characteristics. And yet, every single dog is an individual in appearance and behaviour. Within the same breed certain characteristics will surface more in one dog than in an other.

Formerly many dogs were used to work for us. In hunting the game was roused by a dog. Or a dog would chase a rabbit on its own till in its burrow and retreive it to its owner. The farmer would take a big dog to accompany his herd to the cattle market. After the cattle had been sold he would go home with the dog beside him to guard the thick money bag.
Barking dogs were used to chase ducks into the decoy or to chase away people from the yard.
In Holland, nowadays, dogs are kept more as domestic than as working dogs.

It may occur that within the individual dog of your favourite breed exactly that specific feature has been developed which causes trouble with you.
Formerly appreciated characteristics of the dog can nowadays cause problems for you and/or your dog.
Despite the fact that some breeds show behaviour that has been bred for years, these dogs are ‘strange dogs’ in our present society.


When you have chosen a dog from the pound you do not know in advance which behaviour your dog has developed. Often a dog shows its true nature only months after it has entered your home. As owner you may need some good advice here.

Dogs are brought here from foreign countries to give them a (dog-)worthy life. Perhaps you have a dog from abroad? Often these dogs were not treated well in their homeland. Because of ignorance, poverty or war these dogs have a past which has not been good.
Despite the fact that dog language is universal these dogs are here ‘strange dogs’ because of their harsh past.

Would you like to be advised by somebody who has studied this subject and who has a lot of experience by associating with all sorts and conditions of dogs you can contact

Strange Dogs that live in the pound

I like to dedicate myself to deprived dogs. Do you have a dog in your shelter that shows maladjusted behaviour towards a demanding society?
Would you like to start training the dog already while it is still in the shelter so chances are bigger that this dog will be given a place in a home?
I am able to help.
A training strategy will be drawn up which I or one or all of your employees will carry out.           facebook-icon