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Kooikerhondje adult in black and white

Kooikerhondje

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

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.

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The Netherlands
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FCI Group 8
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Medium
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Calm / Lively / Agile / Confident / Loving / Alert / Quiet / Loyal / Friendly / Hard-working

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  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs little training

A healthy start to life

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