Bred by farmers for farmers, The Dutch Partridge Dog (Dutch: Drentsche Patrijshond) is a medium-size, spaniel-type hunting dog from the Dutch province of Drenthe used to hunt game, eliminate vermin and cart dairy/produce to market.
The breed originated in the 16th century from the Spioenen (Spanjoelen) which came to the Netherlands through France from Spain.
The Dutch Partridge Dog is related to the Small Münsterländer of Germany and the Epagneul Français of France.
Weight: 48–73 lb (21.8–33.1 kg)
Height: Male: 23–25 in (58–63 cm) Female: 22–24 in (55–60 cm)
Coat: Dense, medium long.
Color: White & Chocolate, Tri-Color, Orange & White.
Life span: 11–14 years
Temperament: Fearless, Loyal, Intelligent, Sensitive, Fond of Children.
Health: Healthy breed, but may be susceptible to progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and hereditary stomatocytosis.
• Can be seen in the 17th-century painting The Hunter’s Present (c. 1658–60) by Gabriel Metsu.
UKC: Gun Dog
FCI: Group 7, Section 1.2 Continental Pointing Dogs: Spaniel type #22
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