Wetterhoun a dog with character!
The Wetterhoun is one of two Frisian Hunting dog breeds,
the other one is Stabijhoun.
The stiff astrakhan coat
with protecting greasy sub coat, the "grisly" look, the sturdy
wide head and typical spiral tail make this breed so unique!
The Wetterhoun (Frisian word for
waterdog) was used in the early ages for hunting otter and polecat.
These two kinds of animal wouldn't be caught without struggle.
To better understand the character of a
Wetterhoun we must take a good look to the way he was selected for
hunting. The Wetterhoun is hunting close to the hunter comparing most
spaniels. It's not a pointing dog but it's sure a good retriever and
A Wetterhoun is doing
best when he gets enough movements, a few long walks a day are necessary
and sometimes a good swim is ideal. Possibly because off his nature to
stay close to the hunter, he is an easy dog to walk with. He mostly (you
also have to learn it as all dogs) doesn't run away and will keep in
touch with his owner. This is also a reason why the Wetterhoun is a good
farm dog, he has no need to wander around.
calm and reliable character will be shown best when he has a calm, and
somehow laconic owner. :-)
And because of this..............a Wetterhoun is
a dog with character and a very good companion!
Breedingstandard with photos. From the homepage of Kennel van de Kapelberg.
Below some photos from some different Wetterhoun!
Page updated 2013-01-01