Affectionate and tolerant, the Stabyhoun hunting dog breed gets along with people, kids, and other pets. However, like all sporting breeds, they need a great deal of exercise to stay happy and calm. They excel at water retrieving in particular, but also enjoy other canine sports.
Although these are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescues. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if you want to bring a dog home.
Stabyhouns get along well with everyone in the family, even kids and other pets. They make for intelligent, playful companions, and they take to training with ease. Just make sure you can give them plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, and you’ll have a happy friend for life.
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Dog Breed Group:Sporting Dogs
Height:19 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:45 to 50 pounds
Life Span:13 to 14 years
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The Stabyhoun originated in the northeastern region of the Netherlands, where he was used as an all around hunting and watch dog. His name is believed to be derived from the Dutch words for "stand by me dog."
He's an excellent retriever, especially from water, so if you have a pool or live near a lake, he'll be in seventh heaven. Like most sporting breeds, he's friendly, tolerant, and willing to please. In addition to hunting, he enjoys participating in dog sports such as agility, flyball, and obedience.
The Stabyhoun loves spending time with his people and is chummy with children and other pets. Begin training early to take advantage of his intelligence and desire to be with you.
Ideally, males stand about 20.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh about 50 pounds. Females are slightly smaller, standing 19 inches at the shoulder and weighing about 45 pounds.
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