Good with Kids:
The Wetterhoun also referred to as the Dutch Spaniel are of a country origin and are therefore not suited for life in a flat. They are used for a variety of purpose such as hunting, watchdogs, farm dogs and family pets. They are not suitable dogs for beginners because even though they learn quickly, they can be independent and obstinate. They are physically very demanding dogs and hence need a strong handler. They are friendly with people and children too.
Country of origin:
Medium sized dog breeds
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 watterhounâs 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 is is dense, wavy and or curly. The most usual colours and combinations are black and white, liver and white, liver, roan and 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