Dog Breed

Drentsche Patrijshound

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Full Name
Drentsche Patrijshound
Alternate Names
Canis lupus familiaris
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Life Span
11 -14 years
Weight
48 - 73 pounds
Description

Sweet-Tempered, Loyal, Intelligent, Sensitive, Obedient, Componionable,

Origin
Netherlands
Bred For
Attachments
      Family Considerations
      Child Friendly

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound good with children?

      Yes! The Drentsche Patrijshound is naturally friendly with children. As always, socialization is always important, but the Drentsche Patrijshound is an excellent dog for anyone with small children.
      Stranger Friendly

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound friendly with strangers?

      Yes, the Drentsche Patrijshound is very friendly with strangers. We still recommend early socialization while the Drentsche Patrijshound is a puppy to introduce them to various new people, but in general they are friendly with everyone.
      Dog Friendly

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound friendly with other dogs?

      Yes, the Drentsche Patrijshound is very friendly with other dogs. We still recommend early socialization while the Drentsche Patrijshound is a puppy to introduce them to various new dogs, but in general they are friendly with dogs as soon as they meet them.
      Likes to Cuddle

      Does the Drentsche Patrijshound like to cuddle?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound likes to cuddle up every once in a while. They appreciate physical affection, but probably won't stay in your lap for extended amounts of time.
      Playfulness

      Does the Drentsche Patrijshound like to play?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound will almost always be ready for play! The Drentsche Patrijshound is great for a family with children, or otherwise, an environment that is always ready for play.
      Service Dog Ability

      Does the Drentsche Patrijshound make a good service dog?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound is not typically used as a service dog. There are always exceptions to the rule, but a service dog has to have many natural traits in addition to the proper training- smart, patient, and obsessed with pleasing their owner.
      Overall Ease of Breed
      Ease for Novice

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound good for first-time owners?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound would not be the best fit for first-time owners. A breed is only good for first-time owners if it is raised for home companionship, and is open to training and is motivated to please its owner.
      Training Potential

      How well can the Drentsche Patrijshound be trained?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound does not have high levels of training potential. There are exceptions, but the Drentsche Patrijshound is not typically seen in competitions or as a service dog or police dog.
      Amount of Shedding

      Does the Drentsche Patrijshound shed a lot?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound does shed, but less than average.
      Ease of Grooming

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound easy to groom?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound requires some grooming, but less than the average dog breed. Typically you will not need to take the Drentsche Patrijshound to the pet salon, and occasional combing at home should be enough.
      Exercise Need

      Does the Drentsche Patrijshound need a lot of exercise?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound requires an average amount of exercise. You should be ready to dedicate a couple of short walks or a larger dog park session each day for your Drentsche Patrijshound to be happy and fulfilled.
      Personality
      Intelligence

      How smart is the Drentsche Patrijshound?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound has average intelligence. They are smart and witty, but do not need to be constantly challenged mentally, as some other breeds.
      Amount of Barking

      How much does the Drentsche Patrijshound bark? Does the Drentsche Patrijshound bark too much?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound barks all the time. They are big talkers, and want to show it! In general, barking and being expressive can be beneficial, such as for guarding property or livestock. But it is important to consider whether heavy barking suites your lifestyle.
      Guard Dog Ability

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound a good guard dog?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound is not a dog breed necessarily known as a guard dog, but they are alert. The Drentsche Patrijshound is protective of its family, and has above average tendencies when it comes to guarding property.
      Tolerates Being Alone

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound good at staying alone? Is the Drentsche Patrijshound independent?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound does not enjoy being left alone for extended periods. They can do well for a couple of hours alone, but may have anxiety for time beyond that.
      Home and Environment Considerations
      Good for Apartment Living

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound a good apartment dog?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound is not the best dog apartment living, but it can work if the owner is dedicated to exercising and training their Drentsche Patrijshound
      Size

      How big is the Drentsche Patrijshound?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound is a medium sized dog breed. They can range in size depending on genetics, and males are larger on average than females.
      Tolerates Heat

      How much does the Drentsche Patrijshound tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Drentsche Patrijshound?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound can tolerate some heat, but should not be over-exposed to hot weather. In general, they can live in hot weather climates, but would do best with air conditioning or at least a fan in their home, especially where they sleep.
      Tolerates Cold

      How much does the Drentsche Patrijshound tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Drentsche Patrijshound?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound can tolerate some cold, but should not be over-exposed to cold weather. In general, they can live in cold weather climates, but may need clothing on particularly cold evenings or in snow.
      Potential to Run Away

      Does the Drentsche Patrijshound try to run away?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound has huge wanderlust, meaning that it's natural for them to want to run away. They are known as escape artists. It's important to test your yard and have a tall fence that cannot be jumped or climbed over. Sometimes the Drentsche Patrijshound is not well suited for being off-leash, even if they are well trained.
      Physical Characteristics
      General Health

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound a healthy dog? The health of a Drentsche Patrijshound should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.

      The Drentsche Patrijshound is healthy, but has an average number of health risks that should be taken into consideration.
      Energy Level

      How energetic is the Drentsche Patrijshound?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound has a good amount of energy and it's important to give the Drentsche Patrijshound daily walks and ideally run time as well. A well-exercised dog is easier to train, and will be happier and have less likelihood for destructive habits.
      Amount of Drooling

      How much does the Drentsche Patrijshound drool?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound drools a decent amount, especially if that irresistible food is nearby.
      Prey Drive

      Does the Drentsche Patrijshound have a large prey drive? Does the Drentsche Patrijshound like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound has a high prey drive and has a natural tendency to chase after any small animal. Every case is unique, but the Drentsche Patrijshound may not be the best dog for living with other cats or small animals.
      Athleticism

      Is the Drentsche Patrijshound atheltic?

      The Drentsche Patrijshound is athletic and has average levels of endurance. They need a lot of exercise, and can be an exercise partner as long as it's nothing too extreme.
    1. Hound
    2. Drentsche Patrijshound
    The Drentsche Patrijshound is a purebred dog that falls within the larger Hound dog breed group.
    Hound group: The hound has traditionally been used alongside hunters to track or chase prey. Unlike retrievers who are bred primarily to retrieve and bring back the prey, hounds were typically bred to have excellent vision, scent, or speed to pursue the prey. Because of the Hound's excellent vision, scent, and focus, they are a common police and secret services dog. Hounds are typically categorized into either "scent hounds" or "sight hounds". Both exercise and mental stimulation is important for hounds because of their history. They want to feel they have a "job" and want to go to bed feeling they have done their day's duty.

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