Get to know the Drentsche Partridge Dog
All you need to know about the breed
With physical similarities to both the spaniel and the setter, and qualities of both the pointer and the retriever, the Drentsche Partridge Dog is the consummate all-rounder. Intelligent, agile and adaptable, there is little these intuitive animals can’t turn their paws too – and yet they make a near-perfect pet, too, forming a deeply strong attachment to their human families.
Hailing from the Dutch province of Drenthe, in the Netherlands, the breed was developed in the 1500s. Ever since then, throughout their long history, the Drentsche Partridge Dog has performed three key roles: as adept sporting animals; all-round farm dogs; and playmates and guardians to the children of their owners. That remains the case today.
Medium to large in size, the Drentsche Partridge Dog is powerful, well balanced and athletic. Usually a mix of chestnut brown and white, their thick coat is dense and lustrous, with feathers on the leg, underside and at the end of their long tails. With particularly expressive eyes, they seem to have a natural ability to tune into their owners – perhaps garnered from so many generations of working together.
2 facts about Drentsche Partridge Dogs
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Drentsche Partridge Dog