Kooikerhondje

Medium Size

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

This Dutch breed perfoms an unusual role in acting as a duck decoy for hunters. The Kooikerhondje lures ducks towards nets by waving his white plumed tail at them.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Duck hunters or those looking for a cheerful, friendly and quiet companion.

Not the best for ...

Anyone with boisterous children as the Kooikerhondje is likely to be wary and choose to retreat.

Aliases

Kooiker Hound, Kooiker

Cross between

None

Origin

Netherlands

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Short and curly
Natural good looks, won't keep growing like a hedge.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

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