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24 Aug 2000
Name of breed:
Size: Height at shoulders: about 38cm (15in).
Coat: Moderately long and slightly wavy; feathering on
chest, legs and tail.
Colors: Clear white with red patches.
This breed is
also known as the Kooiker Dog or Duck-decoy Dog. Its Dutch name means “dog
belonging to the Kooiker”, the person in charge of the duck decoy. It is a
fairly old breed, native to the Netherlands, whose job is was to draw ducks out
of their cover by walking of a dyke that was covered with netting. When the
ducks investigated, the dyke was closed. Since the Second World War, efforts
have been made to improve its breeding, and it has recently been introduced into
the United Kingdom.
Kooikerhondje is an intelligent, affectionate dog, which is lively but not
over-excitable. A good companion dog, it is a handy size for a household pet. It
needs plenty of exercise and daily brushing.