Drentsche Patrijshond Dog Breed Profile
by Luke Blaise
Breeds Not AKC Approved
The Drentsche Patrijshond dog (commonly referred to as Drent) is an outstanding pointer and retriever. This dog is frequently utilized to hunt fowl and adapts well to the marshes or field. With its brown and white coat, it makes a great family pet as well.
The roots of the Drentsche Patrijshond dog start in the 16th century. The Drentsche Patrijshond is an adaptable spaniel-type hunting dog originally from the Dutch state of Drenthe. Named the Dutch Partridge Dog or Drent in English. In the Netherlands, somewhere around 5,000 dogs are registered. This breed is most popular is Denmark, Norway, and Belgium. In the Netherlands, these breeds were described as partridge dogs.
A small amount of American breeders have lately presented the breed to America, where it is promoted as an unusual dog. The dog carries some similarity to both setters and spaniel kinds of dog.
Appropriate color of the Drentsche Patrijshond dog is white with orange or brown markings. Generally white with brown large spots. There's typically one spot that protects the top of the tail. Tri-colored, with added markings of tan, is allowable. A mantle (big marking over the back) is allowable, but usually less preferred. The dog is 55 to 63 centimeters (22 to 25 inches) at the withers.
Although the Drentsche Patrijshond dog shows a powerful hunting behavioral instinct in the field, and could be very pushed, these dogs are usually more relaxed in the house than the majority of the hunting dogs. They're firmly attached to members of the family, loyal, and of sweet temperament, especially with kids.
Common Health Problems
Breed health problems can sometimes include progressive retinal atrophy.
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