The club

As you can read on our homepage, is TOPnl short for Tatrahondvereniging Owczarek Podhalanski Nederland which means Tatra Shepherd Dog association Owczarek Podhalanski the Netherlands. The club was founded on December 6, 2012.

The first general meeting with our members was held on February 17, 2013. The first board was formed by Agnes Buis, Dora de Jong, Piet Beentjes, Rob Kaag and Ilonka Verbrugge. Recognition by the Dutch Kennelclub, Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch gebied in the Netherlands, was followed on August 21, 2013.

Yearly TOPnl organizes a Clubshow, a Spring festival with nice activities for dogs and owners and some walks in different regions of the Netherlands. Besides that, we organize a general meeting with our members and twice a year, we’re having a meeting concerning the health, welfare and breeding of the Tatra Shepherd Dog. Thus we try to have and keep a bond with our members and their dogs. As a club, we feel it’s important to be open, fair and show transparency, which we also expect from our members.

You are not a member of TOPnl but want to join an activity? Please let us know and take part! Our outdoor activities are open for everybody but we like to know who’s coming in advance. The meetings are for our members, candidate- and family members only.