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Breed Description


The Wetterhoun is an ideal watch dog, farm dog, hunting dog and family pet. The middle-sized dog is not suitable for life in a flat or in urban areas. It needs lots of exercise. The ideal place for this dog is to have a large piece of land where it can run around freely and it will protect and rid of vermin. This is a very independent dog.


Country of origin:

The Netherland.

Size type:

Medium sized dog breed

Breed group:

Working dogs (AKC)

Gun dogs (UKC)


This dog is physically very demanding of itself and can be sensitive. It is an intelligent, some-what independent dog, Often with a mind of its own, that is brave, reliable, and very vigilant. The Wetterhoun likes swimming. 


The watterhoun’s coat is curly and oily. It must not be woolly. Accepted colour are plain black, or brown, black and white, brown and white, or brown roan.




For its own people the Wetterhoun is a good-natured and friendly dog- and this includes the children, provided they treat him properly. For unknown visitors the story is entirely different. In the case it will take up a cautions watch and will protect the home from intruders. Family friends on the other hand will get a hearty welcome. Other dogs and pets will be accepted without a murmur.


The coat colours can be liver and white, black and white, liver, roan or black.



Little grooming is required for the Wetterhoun. Comb the coat occasionally and check that the ear are clean. They can happily live in an outdoor kennel you and get their daily exercise.


This is not suitable dog for the beginner. They are intelligent and learn quickly but they are independent-minded enough to refuse your commands. A consistent but kind approach is absolutely essential. Depending upon the individual dog, corrective action may be appropriate

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