by Wendy Ward


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Kooikerhondje Temperament and Lifespan

They are very dependent on the environment, affectionate, cheerful and active. In addition, they are smart, attentive and always ready to please their master. Kooikerhondje quickly adapts to the situation and changes its behavior from quiet to active, if the situation permits. They respect their master, ready to do anything to please him, they need constant communication with their families.

They are happy to work together with the owner, especially if they are praised. They don't trust strangers much and try not to approach them. They get along well with the owner and other members of the family. For those to whom they are accustomed to, kooikerhondje are loyal for life. If the children treat them in a rude way, the dog won't tolerate such treatment. The lifespan of the breed is about 12-14 years.

How Much Does a Kooikerhondje Cost and Price Range

The average price for this old breed of dogs is usually about $800 but it depends on the quality of the dog as well as some other factors: the breeder, the location and the type of the dog. There are three pricing categories: pet, breed and show quality dogs. The price increases with each category.

Kooikerhondje Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

Kooikerhondje is a little dog of almost square format, the height at the withers is 35-40 cm, body length is usually slightly greater than the height at the withers. Dog's weight can be up to 9-11 kg. Ears are pendant, of medium size, covered with long hair close to the head. This breed has water-repellent coat. Coat is of medium length, straight or wavy, shiny, white and red color, reaches the full condition to the age of 2 years old. Puppies' hair may have white to pale yellow spots.

Kooikerhondje Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

Kooikerhondje appeared approximately in the XVI century in the Netherlands. It is a specialized hunting dog that was supposed to drive the ducks in special traps, where the hunter could grab the bird. The name of the breed - kooikerhondje - literally means "dog-hunter of ducks." The breed almost disappeared by the end of the Second World War, it has been saved by the Baroness van Hardenbrok van Ammerstol. The breed was officially recognized by the Dutch Kennel Club in 1971, since then this breed is bred in other countries. Some researchers believe that kooikerhondje was probably used in getting the breed Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.