Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

20 months

Height (Shoulder height)

52 cm


23 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / wavy / short straight hair on the face / tail feathered / legs feathered / trouser like

Coat color

black, orange, brown, with white markings

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 52

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


quick and eager to learn / friendly / alert / clingy / likes hunting / loving / patient

Bred for

rat and mouse hunting / mole hunt

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

pointing dogs

FCI description

These hunting dogs should track down the hair or feather-game, however not hunt themselves. They show the hunter by pointing where the game is and remain in the typical position until the hunter is close enough to the shot and the command is given to scare the game away. Finding, stalking and storming are their tasks, so living in the city is not suitable. These intelligent, sporty dogs need hunting activities or species-appropriate alternative employment in order to be physically and mentally busy. Most of them are closely bound to their humans, so ask yourself if you can meet these demands.

Short description

The Stabijhoun loves retrieving also ot of the water. He is good-natured and likes every family member, as long as he gets enough physical and mental exercise. Sutable for this purpose would be dummy training or tracking activities. His long coat does not need a lot of grooming, brushing it 1-2 times per week is sufficient.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.