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Stabyhoun

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Stabyhoun

The Stabyhoun (Stah-BAY-hoon) is also known as the Frisian Pointing Dog. This medium-size dog's skull is slightly rounded. The nose can be either black or brown depending on the coat color. The muzzle is powerful and tapers gradually to the nose. The lips are tight and the teeth meet in a scissor bite. The eyes are round and are either dark brown or brown. The ears are moderately long and sit away from the head with feathering on the bottom. The neck is short, round and slightly arched. The chest is rather broad and the back is straight. The tail is long and reaches to the hock. This breed has a long, smooth coat all over the body. The coat on the head is short; however, there may be slight feathering on the backs of the legs and the tail. Coat colors include black, brown or orange with white marking.

Temperament The Stabyhoun is affectionate, loyal and friendly. This calm and patient breed gets along well with children and other pets. They are at ease whether retrieving fowl or playing fetch. They are eager to please and make a great guard against small rodents that may enter its territory. They make great trackers and are easy to train.
Height, Weight Height: 19-21" ; Weight: 33-55 lbs.
Health Problems This is a healthy breed. Minor concerns include hip dysplasia and epilepsy.
Living Conditions This breed is versatile and easy to care for. They will do okay in an apartment, but better with a yard where they can run and play.
Exercise This breed requires a lot of exercise. Walking, playing or running would be good exercise.
Life Expectancy About 12-14 years
Grooming The Stabyhoun's coat is easy to keep in good condition. Brush every week or so.
Origin The Stabyhoun translates from the Dutch "sta-me-bij-hond" as "Stand-By-Me-Dog". This breed originated in Friesland in the Netherlands. It is believed that the Spanish brought setter and pointing breeds from Europe in the mid 16th century and created several other breeds, including the Kooikerhondje, German Longhaired Pointer and the Large and Small Munsterlander. They are relatively unknown outside of their native country. There are strict breeding guidelines on them, making them small in number, but having very few health problems. They are recognized by the UKC, FCI and have been accepted for recording in the AKC Foundation Stock Service®.
Group AKC/FSS Sporting, UKC Gun Dog