Thinking about purchasing an Wetterhoun? 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 Wetterhoun 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 Wetterhoun 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 Wetterhoun 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 Wetterhoun 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 Wetterhoun and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Wetterhoun Breed Profile
The Frisian People in Northwestern corner of the Netherlands have developed the Wetterhound (Water Dog) breed in the 1600s or earlier to find and kill Otters in near by lakes. The Wetterhoun dog is a tough and fearless working dog. Wetterhouns were also use as gundogs and game. With a coat is greasy waterproof and a tightly spiraled tail. This breed loves the water and happy to swim in freezing weather.
Other Names: Otterhoun, Datch Spaniel, Frisian Water Dog
Type: Gun Dog
Colors: Liver, Liver & white, black or
black & white
Temperament: Wetterhouns are not suitable
for New Dog Owners. This Rugged and Soundly built water dog is an unsinkable
all weather all purpose dog. Mostly used as a farmhand or companion in Holland.
Wetterhounds are loving but reserved with strangers.
Special Skills: Hunt Otters and make great gun dogs
Wetterhoun Care and Training: Light grooming required. Comb coat occasionally and check ears.
Learning Rate: High. Learn very quickly
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Registries: FCI, CKC, APRI, ACR, NKC
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