Kooikerhondje or Dutch duck hunter’s dog
Good with Kids:
The Kooikerhondje or Dutch duck hunterâs dog as it is sometimes called is a cheerful, friendly, and brave dog that is attentive and intelligent, self-confident, and not a friend to all-comers. They will readily welcome familiar family or friends of the owner or handler. They rarely bark.
Country of origin:
Medium-sized dog breeds
Sporting dog breeds (AKC)
Gun Dog (UKC)
This is a cheerful, friendly, and brave dog that is attentive and intelligent, self-confident, and not a friend to all-comers. They seldom bark. They bond closely with their own people and can be a good watchdog if called upon. The kooikerhonje is so sensitive that it can be rather touchy and it is therefore not a suitable playmate for children.
The shoulder- height is 35 â 40cm (13 Â½ - 15 Â½ in)
the weight is about 10kg (22lb)
They get on well with dogs and cats provided they meet them when they are young. This breed is not a friend-to-all and they are reserved towards stranger. In contrast, familiar family friends will get an enthusiastic welcome.
The medium-length hair is lightly white with orange patches and black ear- which are known as âearringâ within circles.
This breed needs little attention to its coat. Brush the dogs regularly and keep the ears clean. If necessary, trim excess hair between the pads of the feet.
In common with all breeds, the training of a Kooikerhondje has to be carried out consistently. They are intelligent and eager to learn â properties which make them an easy dog to train, and they are also sensitive to the intonation of the voice so that a tough a approach is absolutely unnecessary. The handler must be firm though because over-leniency will bring out the breedâs dominant trait.