Height: 15 in (38cm)
Weight: 20-24 lb (9-11kg)
Coat: Moderately long and slightly wavy; feathering on chest, legs, and tail
Color: 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 was to draw ducks out of their cover by
walking in and out of low reed fences by the banks
of a dyke that was covered with netting. When the
ducks investigated, the dyke was closed.
The Kooikerhondje is an intelligent, affectionate
dog that 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.