This breed of dairy cattle is an old Dutch breed, that has been living in the Netherlands since the middle ages. In earlier times these cows could be seen at castles and chateaus, where they were owned by the nobility. With the disappearing of the castles, the Belted Cows went disappearing as well. Over the last few years the amount of these cows in the Dutch landscape has been increasing again. Every belted cow gets several layers of paint, so deep colours start to form.