Dog Breed profiles
Kooikerhondje Breed Profile
Kooikerhondje fact file
KC Group: gundog
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: no
Moulting level: low
Jogging partner: short runs
A Dutch working dog, the Kooikerhondje loves water and is an adept swimmer due to their original role luring ducks into traps for hunters along the Dutch waterways. They suffered terribly during the ravages of WWII, almost heading into extinction until the breed was carefully resurrected.
A lively and intelligent breed, highly trainable and protective of its territory.
The Kooikerhondje is a hard-working breed and should stay fit and healthy although they are susceptible to a few hereditary issues such as epilepsy and von Willebrand's Disease.
Kooikerhondje Special Care
If you aren't able to offer the Kooikerhondje enough exercise you'll need to keep a close eye on how much you are feeding him as they are prone to weight gain.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.