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Dutch Partridge Dog

The Dutch Partridge Dog, also known as the Drentsche Patrijshond, is an extremely rare breed used to hunt fowl. The breed resembles both the spaniel and setter families. The breed originated in the 16th century in the Netherlands and at one time was used to hunt any type of game as well as to play with children and act as a watchdog.

The Dutch Partridge Dog is white with orange or brown markings. It stands 22 to 25 inches tall.

The breed is fairly popular in the Netherlands, with 5,000 Dutch Partridge Dogs registered with the breed club. Not only is it an excellent hunter with drive and instinct, it is also a wonderful family pet. It is a loyal breed with a strong attachment to family members and a great disposition.

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Dutch Partridge Dog