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Dutch Partridge Dog

Dutch Partridge Dog


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Breed Organization
Drentsche Patrijshond Club of North America
Website: http://www.dpcna.org
Native Country
The Netherlands
Other Names
Drentse Partridge Dog, Drentse Patrijshond, Drentsche Patrijshond
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 brushing.

Function
Hunting Dog, Companion Dog.


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