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Wetterhoun vs Stabyhoun – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Wetterhoun Stabyhoun
OriginsNetherlands Netherlands
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank222328
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Other Names Frisian Water Dog, Dutch Spaniel, Otterhoun Beike, Friese Stabij, Stabij, Staby, Stabijhoun
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club No set
Price $500-$700 $600-$800

General Appearance - Wetterhoun vs Stabyhoun

Size Medium Medium
Weight 55-77 pounds (25-35 kg) 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 66 pounds (30 kg) 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height 21.5-23 inches (55-59 cm) 19-21 inches (49-53 cm)
Avg. Height 21.14 inches (57 cm) 20 inches (51 cm)

Hair & Care - Wetterhoun vs Stabyhoun

Coat Curly Thick Smooth Coarse Silky Soft
Colors Liver Roan White Black Orange Brown White Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Wetterhoun requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Stabyhoun requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Wetterhouns shed moderately.
Stabyhouns shed above average.

Characteristics - Wetterhoun vs Stabyhoun

Temperament Quiet Stubborn Reserved Affectionate Intelligent Obedient Friendly Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Average: Wetterhoun's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Wetterhouns are quite easy to train.
Stabyhouns are easy to train.
Playfulness
Wetterhouns are not the most playful dog breed.
The Stabyhoun is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Wetterhouns are highly affectionate dogs.
Stabyhouns are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Wetterhouns need for social interaction is average.
Stabyhouns are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Wetterhoun rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Stabyhoun rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Wetterhouns are good watchdogs.
Stabyhouns are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Wetterhouns are extremely protective guard dogs.
Stabyhouns are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Wetterhoun has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Stabyhoun has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Wetterhouns have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Stabyhouns have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wetterhouns have average wanderlust potential.
Stabyhouns have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Wetterhouns 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.
Stabyhouns have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Wetterhouns are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Stabyhouns 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
Wetterhouns adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Stabyhouns adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Stabyhouns do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Wetterhoun vs Stabyhoun

Stranger Friendly
Wetterhouns are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Stabyhouns are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Wetterhouns are kid-friendly dogs.
Stabyhouns are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Wetterhouns are average friendly towards cats.
Stabyhouns are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Wetterhouns are average friendly towards other dogs.
Stabyhouns are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Wetterhoun is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Stabyhoun is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Wetterhouns are usually recommended for elderly people.
Stabyhouns are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Wetterhouns are generally with other pets.
Stabyhouns are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Wetterhouns are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Stabyhouns are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
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.
Boat Dog Yes
Wetterhoun breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Stabyhoun breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Wetterhoun vs Stabyhoun

Health Issues
Wetterhouns tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Egészségesek Stabyhoun fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems No set Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Heart Disease Hip Dysplasia Radius Curvus Work-related Injuries
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 13-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Wetterhouns have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Stabyhouns have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Wetterhouns need quite a lot of exercise.
Stabyhouns have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Wetterhouns are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Stabyhouns sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Wetterhoun has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Stabyhoun has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Wetterhoun is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Stabyhoun is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Wetterhoun vs Stabyhoun

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-7 puppies 3-5 puppies

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