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Drentsche Patrijshond

Dog Drentsche Patrijshond

The Drentsche Patrijshond or Drente Dutch Spaniel, is a breed of dog originating from the Netherlands, and more precisely from the province of Drenthe.

The Drentsche Patrijshond is medium sized. Males generally measure between 55 and 63 cm at the withers, while females measure between 53 and 61 cm. The average weight generally varies between 20 and 25 kg.

The coat is dense, slightly wavy to curly, and of medium length. The base color is white with orange or brown markings. The head is often solid in color.

The head is well proportioned to the body, with a moderately broad skull. The muzzle is of medium length. The eyes are oval in shape, brown in color. The ears are set high, of medium size, and carried drooping.

The Drentsche Patrijshond is renowned for its balanced temperament, friendliness, and intelligence. It is a versatile hunting dog, used mainly for hunting birds, particularly partridges.

He is also described as being loyal to his family, friendly toward children, and sociable with other dogs. He can adapt to family life while retaining his hunting instinct.

As a hunting dog, the Drentsche Patrijshond needs regular exercise to stay mentally stimulated and physically fit. This breed is generally robust and healthy.

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