This outstanding water dog is an old breed with a history going back to the 17th century, although it almost disappeared completely.
Kooikerhondje adult in black and white

About the Kooikerhondje

Kooikerhondjes are a very energetic sporting dog still used today in duck decoys. They have shiny coats with bold colours, and are beautifully feathered.

Cheerful but not noisy, these spaniels are very dependent on the people they live with. They are characterised by sociability, gentleness and constant alertness.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country: The Netherlands
Size category: Medium
Avg life expectancy: 12-14 years
Calm / Lively / Agile / Confident / Loving / Alert / Quiet / Loyal / Friendly / Hard-working

Key facts

Requires outdoor space
Requires moderate grooming
Needs little training
Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

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