Kooikerhondje Breed Profile


KC Group Gundog

Size Medium

Good with children? Unknown

Good guard dogs? No

Moulting level Low

Grooming Moderate

Exercise requirement Moderate

Jogging partner Short runs

Kooikerhondje Breed Profile

A Dutch working dog, the Kooikerhondje loves water and is an adept swimmer due to their original role luring ducks into traps for hunters along the Dutch waterways. They suffered terribly during the ravages of WWII, almost heading into extinction until the breed was carefully resurrected.

Kooikerhondje Character

A lively and intelligent breed, highly trainable and protective of its territory.

Kooikerhondje Size


Kooikerhondje Health

The Kooikerhondje is a hard-working breed and should stay fit and healthy although they are susceptible to a few hereditary issues such as epilepsy and von Willebrand's Disease.

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Kooikerhondje Special Care

If you aren't able to offer the Kooikerhondje enough exercise you'll need to keep a close eye on how much you are feeding him as they are prone to weight gain.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.