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Also known as: Fresian Water Dog, Otterhoun

Breed origin: The Netherlands (Holland)
Original purpose: Hunting small mammals and waterfowl.

AKC recognized: No

Size: Weight: 55 to 77 lbs
Size: Height: 21½ to 23 inches
Color: Solid black, solid brown, black and white, or brown and white, with or without ticking or roan patterns.

General characteristics/temperament: The Wetterhoun is reserved, strong willed, protective, and an excellent gun dog. Their thick and curly coat is water repellant, allowing them to work equally well on land and in water. Because of their natural guarding instinct and strong will, early socialization and training are musts.

Protective? Yes

Easy to train? No

Other websites for additional information:

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Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018

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