Thinking about purchasing an Stabyhoun? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Stabyhoun breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Stabyhoun owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Stabyhoun and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Stabyhoun Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Stabyhoun and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
The Stabyhoun, being of Dutch descent, is a versatile breed that is just as at home fetching fallen quarry as it is catching a ball in the park. They are medium sized dogs that come in colors of black, chocolate, or orange with white markings and roaning or ticking. This breed is said to be related to the Small Munsterlander. Stabyhouns are strong and well muscled. They have a medium length coat that covers the body, being long and feathering on the backs of the hind legs and tail, creating a bushy look in the back. On the ears, a unique characteristic of theirs is the fringed hair on the base of the ear and the smooth fur on the tip. Stabyhouns are more than good looking, though, as they have a high energy level and are very friendly. They are affectionate and good-natured, getting along well with children and other pets. They are calm, patient and easy to get along with. Lively and energetic, however, this breed will highly enjoy hunting and retrieving, playing, going for walks, or other activities. They do require a lot of exercise, therefore a regular routine must be established. They are a handsome breed that remains an ever pleasing appearance in the home.
Other Names: Frisian Pointing Dog
Type: Gun Dog
Height: 19.5 -
chocolate, or orange with white markings. The white markings can be roan or
Stabyhoun is a friendly, affectionate and loyal dog. They are comfortable in
different scenarios, whether it be playing fetch or retrieving fowl. Stabyhouns
are versatile, enthusiastic and lively. They get along well with others, including
other pets and children. Calm, patient and reliable, the Stabyhoun is a good
family pet. They have a "soft mouth", meaning they can retrieve prey without
damaging it in their mouth. They are always eager to please and make a good
guard for your yard against small rodents or skunks. Stabyhouns are easy to
train as an added bonus. They are excellent trackers, great pointers and are
Care and Training:
To keep the coat in good condition, only a regular brushing is needed. This
can be every week or every day. The breed also requires a lot of exercise. Running,
walking, or playing with the Stabyhoun can be good exercise. They should be
given regular walks and/or play time every day.
Activity: High. This breed
is enthusiastic and energetic.
Health Issues: Epilepsy and hip dysplasia. This breed is a rather healthy one.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS (Foundation Service Stock - not yet eligible for the AKC)
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