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Kooikerhondje Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Kooikerhondje so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginNetherlands
Other Names
What other names does the Kooikerhondje have? The dog breed also known as...
Kooiker Dog, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Small Dutch Waterfowl Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Kooikerhondje recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Is Kooikerhondje recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Kooikerhondje breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerica's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.United Kennel ClubAmerican Rare Breed AssociationFoundation Stock Service
Price
How much does the Kooikerhondje puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Kooikerhondje price:
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Kooikerhondje, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Kooikerhondje for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Kooikerhondje gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Kooikerhondje size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Kooikerhondje weigh? Kooikerhondje weight:
20-40 pounds (9-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Kooikerhondje? Kooikerhondje average weight:
30 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Kooikerhondje? Kooikerhondje height:
14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Kooikerhondje average height:
15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Kooikerhondje have? What does this canine coat look like?
WaterproofWavyThickStraight
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Kooikerhondje's coat?
WhiteRedOrange
Grooming
How to groom the Kooikerhondje and how often?
Easy to groom: The Kooikerhondje doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Kooikerhondje is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Kooikerhondje dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Kooiker Dog? Kooikerhondje shedding level:
Kooikerhondjes shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Kooikerhondje have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertIntelligentLovingTerritorialCheerfulLivelyGoing
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Kooikerhondje? Are they intelligent?
Average: Kooikerhondje's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Kooikerhondje dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Kooikerhondjes are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Kooikerhondje is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Kooikerhondje sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Kooikerhondjes don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Kooikerhondjes are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Kooiker Dog need? Kooikerhondje social needs:
Kooikerhondjes need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Kooikerhondje dogs bark a lot? Why does my Nederlandse Kooikerhondje bark?
Average: The Kooikerhondje barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Kooikerhondje good as a watchdog?
Kooikerhondjes are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Kooikerhondjes will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Kooikerhondje dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Kooikerhondjes strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Kooikerhondje bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Kooiker Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Kooikerhondje? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Kooikerhondje has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Kooikerhondje do?
Kooikerhondjes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Kooikerhondjes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Kooikerhondje to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Kooikerhondje roam?
Kooikerhondjes have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Kooikerhondje have high prey drive?
Kooikerhondjes have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Kooikerhondje good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Kooikerhondjes are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Kooikerhondjes adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Kooikerhondje dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Kooikerhondjes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Kooikerhondje dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Kooikerhondje and children:
Kooikerhondjes are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Kooikerhondje dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Kooikerhondje good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Kooikerhondje dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Kooikerhondjes good office dogs? Do Kooikerhondjes make good office friendly dogs? Can Kooikerhondjes be office dogs?
No
Kooikerhondje is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Kooikerhondje dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Kooiker Dog temperament with senior people? Are Kooikerhondje dogs good for elderly owners?
Kooikerhondjes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Kooikerhondje dogs get along with other pets? Are Kooikerhondje dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Kooikerhondjes are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Kooikerhondje breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Kooikerhondjes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Kooikerhondje be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Kooikerhondje is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Kooikerhondje be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Kooikerhondje is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Kooikerhondje be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Kooikerhondje is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Kooikerhondje be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Kooikerhondje is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Kooikerhondje be a boat dog?
Not really
Kooikerhondje breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Kooikerhondje be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Kooikerhondje is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Kooikerhondje dogs have health problems?
The Kooikerhondje is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Kooikerhondje breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Kooikerhondje breed? Health risks of Kooikerhondje:
CataractsEpilepsyHereditary Necrotising MyelopathyKidney IssuesLuxating PatellaMyositisVon Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy
How long do Kooikerhondje dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Kooikerhondje be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Kooikerhondje breed hypoallergenic?
No
Kooikerhondjes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Kooikerhondje have?
Kooikerhondjes have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Kooikerhondje dogs require per day?
Kooikerhondjes need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Kooikerhondjes are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Kooikerhondje need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Kooikerhondje risk for obesity:
Average. The Kooikerhondje has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Kooikerhondje's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kooikerhondje can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Kooikerhondje has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Kooikerhondje drool?
The Kooikerhondje is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Kooikerhondje could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Kooikerhondje. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Kooikerhondje pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Kooikerhondje pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Kooikerhondje: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Kooikerhondje have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Kooikerhondje have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Kooikerhondje

Pros
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Kooikerhondje doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Kooikerhondje is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Kooikerhondjes are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Kooikerhondjes adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Kooikerhondjes are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Kooikerhondjes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Kooikerhondjes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Office Friendly: Kooikerhondje is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Kooikerhondjes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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