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This spaniel-like breed has a slightly elongated but well-balanced body, a wide head, and a muzzle tapering towards the nose. Its coat is long, sleek, and well feathered, and is seen in dappled colours of black, brown, orange, and blue.

History of Stabyhoun

The breed originated in Friesland, in the Netherlands. Crossings between the Drentse Patrijshond, a larger Dutch gundog, and spaniels probably occurred.


This popular gundog is able to locate, point, and retrieve game. It adapts well to family life.

Identification keys of Stabyhoun

  • broad skull
  • long, sleek coat, with feathering evident
  • well-boned, straight forelegs

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