Stabyhoun

Affectionate and tolerant, this hunting dog breed gets along with people, kids, and other pets. However, like all sporting breeds, he needs a great deal of exercise to stay happy and calm. He excels at water retrieving in particular, but also enjoys other canine sports.

See below for complete list of Stabyhoun characteristics!

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
2
Good For Novice Owners
3
Sensitivity Level
4
Tolerates Being Alone
3
Tolerates Cold Weather
2
Tolerates Hot Weather
2

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
5
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
5
Dog Friendly
4
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
3
Drooling Potential
1
Easy To Groom
3
General Health
5
Potential For Weight Gain
3
Size
3

Trainability

Easy To Train
5
Intelligence
5
Potential For Mouthiness
1
Prey Drive
4
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
3
Wanderlust Potential
3

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
3
Intensity
4
Exercise Needs
4
Potential For Playfulness
5

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 7 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
45 to 50 pounds
Life Span:
13 to 14 years

More About This Breed

  • 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.

  • Size

    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.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    The Stabyhoun's long, sleek coat comes in black, brown, and orange with white markings. Regular brushing will keep the coat tangle-free and minimize shedding. Unless your Stabyhoun's gotten into something particularly smelly, he doesn't need bathing; baths can ruin the sleekness of the coat.