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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

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