Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Denmark Other Names Hollandse Smoushound, Dutch Smoushond, Smoushond, Smoushondje Life Expectancy Approximately 12-15 Years Litter Size Average 4-6 Puppies Breed Group Pinscher and Schnauzer - FCI
Breed Appearance The Dutch Smoushond is small in size, its
waterproof coat is rough and shaggy, and of any shade of yellow
color. The characteristic shape of the head is broad and short, with
drop ears set high on the head.
Breed Description Head: Short and broad. Domed skull.
Distinct stop. Moderately short jaws. Fine lips. Ears: Small, fine, set on high, falling forward along the
cheeks. Eyes: Large, round. Dark color. Dark rims. Body: Sturdy. Short neck. Broad chest. Well sprung ribs.
Muscular croup. Belly very slightly drawn up. Straight, broad back. Tail: Natural or cropped to one third of its length. If
natural, relatively short length, carried gaily. Hair: Body: 4 to 7 cm (1,5 to 3 in) long; harsh, straight,
slightly shaggy, not wavy or curly; adequate undercoat. Legs: medium
length. Tail: bushy, without feathering. Head: short on the skull
and long on the cheeks; mustaches, beard and long eyebrows. Coat: Any shade of solid yellow. Preferably dark straw color.
Ears, mustaches, beard and eyebrows are darker than the rest of the
coat. Size: Dog: 37 to 42 cm (14,5-16,5 in).Bitch: 35 to 40,5 cm
(14-16 in). Weight: 9 to 10 kg (20-22 lb).
History The Smoushondje, which means dog of the Jews in
Dutch, were very common in the Netherlands in the past. The Dutch
Smoushond was considered a stable dog. He kept the stable clear of
rats and accompanied horses and drivers.
Behavior This affectionate, cheerful, well-balanced dog
makes an excellent family pet.