Breed Organization Drentsche Patrijshond Club of North America Website:
http://www.dpcna.org Native Country The Netherlands Other Names Drentsche Patrijshond, Drentse Patrijshond, Dutch Partridge Dog Life Expectancy Approximately 11-13 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group AKC Foundation Stock
Breed Appearance Valid color is white with brown or orange
markings. Mostly white with large brown plates (spots.) There is
usually one plate that covers the backside above the tail. A mantle
(large marking across the back) is permissible, but generally less
desired. The coat is medium long, with feathers on the leg and
longer hair on the front of the chest, giving the impression of a
longer haired coat.
Breed Description Head: Broad and flat. Slight stop.
Straight nosebridge. Wedge-shaped muzzle. Brown nose. Ears: Covered with long hair, hanging flat against the cheeks. Eyes: Amber. Body: Compact. Deep chest. Long ribs. Broad loin. Powerful
back. Fairly long, slightly sloping croup. Tail: Long, hanging down at rest, raised in action. Hair: Thick, medium in length on the body. Feathering on the
ears, legs, and tail. Coat: White with brown or orangish spots. Size: Dog: 57 to 63 cm (22,5-24,8 in).Bitch: slightly less. Weight: 20 to 25 kg (44-55 lb).
History Known for centuries, the Drentse Partridge Dog
was developed in Drentse, a province of northeastern Holland. He is
thought to be descended from the same strain as spaniels and
setters. He is not very well-known, even in his native country.
Behavior Quite persistent and gifted with a very subtle
nose, the Drentse Partridge Dog is just as comfortable in the field
as he is in swampland. He hunts all game birds (patrijshond means
"partridge dog") and ground game. He points precisely and is an
excellent retriever. This good-natured dog makes a nice pet.
Health Breed health concerns may include progressive
retinal atrophy (PRA) and hereditary stomatocytosis.
Advice He needs space and exercise, as well as daily