The Wetterhoun is a dog for all seasons. Its coat provides a covering of tight, water-resistant curls, except on the head and legs, and its solid and rugged build made it an ideal hunter of otters.
History of Wetterhoun
The Wetterhoun, Dutch for “water dog”, probably descended from the now-extinct Old Water Dog.
This strong-willed dog benefits from good training when young.
Other Names of Wetterhoun: Otterhoun, Dutch Spaniel.
Identification keys of Wetterhoun
spatula-shaped ears on a broad head
powerful, thick-set neck
curly coat, except for head and legs
Old Danish Pointer By the standards of most pointers, this dog is not tall, but it is nevertheless a robust animal, well-balanced, with muscular thighs, a heavy head, and a long and powerful neck with dewlap. Its short coat is brown and white in colour, some ticking being permitted.
History of Old Danish […]
Stabyhoun 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 […]
Keeshond This lively breed is distinguished by its wolf-grey coat. Its coloration tends to be lighter on the head, creating the impression of dark “spectacles” around the eyes.
History of Keeshond
It is named after the Dutchman de Gyselaer, whose nickname was Kees.
A fine watchdog, the […]
Barbet The coat of the Barbet is thick and woolly, protecting the dog even from freezing water conditions. It is shiny and may be curly or wavy, with a rather becoming tasselled appearance. The Barbet has played a central role in the development of many of today’s water dogs.
English Springer Spaniel As well as being the ancestor of most other contemporary spaniels, the English Springer is also one of the tallest. A division between working and show strains has arisen, the former being shorter and stockier.
History of English Springer Spaniel
This gundog was originally used to […]