Also known as: Friesian Pointer

Breed origin: Friesland, a province in the northeastern part of the Netherlands (Holland)
Original purpose: All-purpose hunting dog.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: 38 to 58 lbs
Size: Height: males 20 to 21 inches; females 19 to 20 inches
Color: Black or brown, with white markings, sometimes with spots and/or roan in the white.

Life span: 13 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Stabyhoun is intelligent, flexible, agile, and affectionate. They are eager to please and easy to train, and are well suited to agility competitions and many other canine sports. They make excellent family dogs because of their love for children and affectionate nature. Most of them love to swim. They are active dogs outside, but very calm inside the house, as long as they get enough exercise.

Good with children? Yes

Good watchdog? Yes

Protective? Yes

Intelligent? Highly

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: agility, obedience, rally, flyball, hunting, disc

Grooming requirement: Brush regularly to prevent mats. They shed twice a year for about two weeks. Thorough and frequent brushing during shedding season will help speed up the process. The soft and sleek coat sheds dirt naturally, and bathing should be avoided since it affects the sleekness of the coat. Even after a swim, the coat is usually clean and dry again in a few hours.

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Ameri-Can Stabyhoun Association
Wikipedia breed information page

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