Drentsche Patrijshond

Drentsche Patrijshond

Drentsche Patrijshond


The Drentsche Patrijshond breed was started in 16th century Netherlands. They were bred from the Spioenen dogs that went to France from Spain and then to the Netherlands. They were known as the Partridge dogs in the Netherlands. They're related to the Epagneul Francais and the Small Munsterlander. This is a clean cut, well-proportioned and muscled dog with power and speed. They're more popular in Belgium, Norway and Denmark.


Drentsche Patrijshond dogs are active and must have plenty of physical exercise and mental stimulation. This means they also need a safe place to run. After an adequate amount of exercise, these dogs can be calm couch potatoes indoors.


The coat of the Drentsche Patrijshond is very simple to take care of. They seldom need to be bathed, although they do shed.


The Drentsche Patrijshond dog is a loyal, intelligent and gentle breed that makes great family pets, and an excellent hunting companion. They're adaptable to many game in the water and on land, making them great retrievers with a highly honed ability to find lost game.


A Drentsche Patrijshond coat isn't really long but is quite dense. Some parts of their body have longer hair than on other parts such as on the fore chest and the neck. Their ears carry hair that's long and wavy. Their tails and backs of their legs have feathering.


Drentsche Patrijshond dogs have a very powerful hunting instinct when out in the field. Even so, they're typically more relaxed at home with their family than most hunting dog breeds. They get quite attached to members of their family and are loyal, sweet tempered dogs, particularly with children.


The Drentsche Patrijshond breed is adaptable and very intelligent so training needs to be interesting and lively. These dogs can be trained and used for most things and are used to hunt, track, skijor and dog sledding.