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Drentse Patrijshond Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginNetherlands
Other Names
What other names does the Drentse Patrijshond have? The dog breed also known as...
Dutch Partridge Dog, Drentsche Patrijshond, Drent
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Drentse Patrijshond recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Drentse Patrijshond recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Drentse Patrijshond breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.Foundation Stock ServiceNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Drentse Patrijshond 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? Drentse Patrijshond price:
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Drentse Patrijshond, 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 Drentse Patrijshond for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Drentse Patrijshond gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Drentse Patrijshond size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Drentse Patrijshond weigh? Drentse Patrijshond weight:
Male: 48-73 pounds (21.5-33 kg), Female: 46-71 pounds (21-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Drentse Patrijshond? Drentse Patrijshond average weight:
Male: 60.5 pounds (27 kg), Female: 58.5 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Drentse Patrijshond? Drentse Patrijshond height:
Male: 23–25 inches (58–63 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (55–60 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Drentse Patrijshond average height:
Male: 23–25 inches (58–63 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (55–60 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Drentse Patrijshond have? What does this canine coat look like?
DenseStraightWaterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Drentse Patrijshond's coat?
BrownWhiteTricolorOrange
Grooming
How to groom the Drentse Patrijshond and how often?
Average: The Drentse Patrijshond requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Drentse Patrijshond, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Drentse Patrijshond dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Dutch Partridge Dog? Drentse Patrijshond shedding level:
Drentse Patrijshonds are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Drentse Patrijshond have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CompanionableIntelligentObedientFearlessLoyalSweetTempered
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Drentse Patrijshond? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Drentse Patrijshond's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Drentse Patrijshond dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Drentse Patrijshonds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Drentse Patrijshond is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Drentse Patrijshond sensitivity:
Drentse Patrijshonds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Drentse Patrijshonds are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Dutch Partridge Dog need? Drentse Patrijshond social needs:
Drentse Patrijshonds need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Drentse Patrijshond dogs bark a lot? Why does my Drentsche Patrijshond bark?
Low to Average: The Drentse Patrijshond rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Drentse Patrijshond good as a watchdog?
Drentse Patrijshonds are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Drentse Patrijshond dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Drentse Patrijshonds are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Drentse Patrijshond bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Dutch Partridge Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Drentse Patrijshond? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Drentse Patrijshond 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 Drentse Patrijshond do?
Drentse Patrijshonds have a higher than 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 Drentse Patrijshonds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Drentse Patrijshond to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Drentse Patrijshond roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Drentse Patrijshond is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Drentse Patrijshond have high prey drive?
Drentse Patrijshonds have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Drentse Patrijshond dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Drentse Patrijshond good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Drentse Patrijshonds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Drentse Patrijshonds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different 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?
Drentse Patrijshonds tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Drentse Patrijshond 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?
Drentse Patrijshonds are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Drentse Patrijshond dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Drentse Patrijshond and children:
Drentse Patrijshonds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Drentse Patrijshond dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Drentse Patrijshonds are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Drentse Patrijshond good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Drentse Patrijshond dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Drentse Patrijshonds are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Drentse Patrijshond can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Drentse Patrijshonds good office dogs? Do Drentse Patrijshonds make good office friendly dogs? Can Drentse Patrijshonds be office dogs?
No
Drentse Patrijshond is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Drentse Patrijshond dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Dutch Partridge Dog temperament with senior people? Are Drentse Patrijshond dogs good for elderly owners?
Drentse Patrijshonds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Drentse Patrijshond dogs get along with other pets? Are Drentse Patrijshond dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Drentse Patrijshonds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Drentse Patrijshond breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Drentse Patrijshonds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Drentse Patrijshond 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). Drentse Patrijshond is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Drentse Patrijshond 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. Drentse Patrijshond is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Drentse Patrijshond 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. Drentse Patrijshond is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Drentse Patrijshond 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 Drentse Patrijshond is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Drentse Patrijshond be a boat dog?
Yes
Drentse Patrijshond breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Drentse Patrijshond 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. Drentse Patrijshond is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Drentse Patrijshond dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Drentse Patrijshond rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Drentse Patrijshond breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Drentse Patrijshond breed? Health risks of Drentse Patrijshond:
Hereditary StomatocytosisProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy
How long do Drentse Patrijshond dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Drentse Patrijshond be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Drentse Patrijshond breed hypoallergenic?
No
Drentse Patrijshonds 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 Drentse Patrijshond have?
Drentse Patrijshonds 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 Drentse Patrijshond dogs require per day?
Drentse Patrijshonds 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?
Drentse Patrijshonds 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 Drentse Patrijshond need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Drentse Patrijshond risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Drentse Patrijshond's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Drentse Patrijshond's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Drentse Patrijshond 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 Drentse Patrijshond drool?
The Drentse Patrijshond is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. 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 Drentse Patrijshond pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Drentse Patrijshond pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Drentse Patrijshond: 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 Drentse Patrijshond 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 Drentse Patrijshond have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Drentse Patrijshond

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Drentse Patrijshond's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Drentse Patrijshonds are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Adaptability: Drentse Patrijshonds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Drentse Patrijshonds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Drentse Patrijshonds are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Drentse Patrijshonds are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Drentse Patrijshonds are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Boat Dog: Drentse Patrijshond breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Drentse Patrijshonds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Drentse Patrijshonds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Shedding Level: Drentse Patrijshonds are heavy shedders.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Watchdog Ability: Drentse Patrijshonds are not the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Drentse Patrijshonds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Drentse Patrijshond is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Drentse Patrijshonds tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Drentse Patrijshond is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Drentse Patrijshonds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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