The Stabyhoun is a beautiful and mostly black, and white breed originated in a small place called the Friesland, in Northern Netherlands. The word Stabyhoun translates into stand by me dog. They are sturdily built long coated pointer, with great height and the skin fits the body firmly. These dogs are known for their sleek coat, the long hair on the top, and shorter hair on the ears. The hair on the legs is bushy, with well-developed feet.
1.The Staby is a unique breed and harbors a combination of traits, skills, and characteristics, which as a whole is unlikely in any other race.
2.They are one of the rarest breeds in the world, and also has an exclusive club named after them, the UKSA.
3.The word Stabyhoun should be pronounced as sta- bye- hoon.
Facts About Stabyhoun
|Breed Group||Sporting dogs, Hunting dogs, Watchdogs, Retriever dogs|
|Country of Origin||Netherlands|
|Other Names||Staby, Stabijhoun, Stabij, Friese Stabij, Frisian Pointing Dogs, Beiki|
|Competitive Registration / Qualification Information||UKSA, ACR, AKC, ASA, FCI, SCA|
|Litter Size||Up to 7 puppies|
|Colour||Black and white(is the standard color), brown and white|
|Life Expectancy||13-14 years|
|Coat||Sleek and silky, soft|
|Price||$600-$800 (new puppies)|
Temperament & Personality
The Stabyhoun dog is an affectionate and tolerant hunting breed. They get along with small kids, pets, and other animals, and are incredibly loyal and loving towards their family. They rarely show their aggressive side and are kind and gentle. Their barking tendency ranges from minimal to rarely. If barking is an issue for a potential buyer, then perhaps this breed is not right for him. These dogs are also well – suited for first-time dog owners.
The Stabyhouns are very social animals, so they cannot thrive alone for a prolonged period, and if deprived of protracted company, these dogs can show their destructive side by barking and growling continuously. It is because this is a rare breed, early neutering might cause some harmful effects for the dog in the future. They are also a great hunting dog and can spend hours in the field, patiently and calmly waiting for a shot. Some Stabys can also be an excellent Gundog and can compete in various dog competitions, under a kennel club. Early socialization will prevent the dog from becoming reserved for strangers in the future.
Some dogs will do fine with a small evening walk in the dog park, while others need vigorous exercise regimen. Deprived of proper physical activities, these dogs can put on weight on them. The Stabyhoun dog will love to play with small children, and can also be used in any kind of physical training, be it agility, hunting, triathlon, endurance, or a humble Frisbee. These naturally healthy dogs need to be either walked or made to run a short distance on a daily basis.
The Stabij dogs have a coat which is long and sleek and has a natural fresh smell. This breed does not need much of grooming, and they naturally keep their body neat and clean, though they need a weekly brushing over their coat to prevent matting.Hand plucking the dead hair is also a great option to avoid the accumulation of dirt and stiff hair.Other grooming and maintenance needs include cleaning the ear frequently to prevent the buildup of ear wax and the onset of ear infections.
The owner should get alert when the dog starts to scratch the floor with its nails; then it means it’s the time for a nail clipping for the dog. Frequent bathing and washing of the coat should be avoided, as this may harm the dog’s natural distribution of oils throughout its entire body. This breed sheds twice every year.
The breeding of the Stabyhouns is strictly regulated by the Dutch Association for Stabyhouns and Wetterhouns to prevent it from getting various diseases. Before the breeding starts, both the parents go through multiple tests and programme, to ensure that the puppy is healthy as its parents. They are known to suffer mainly from the Hip Dysplasia.
The Stabys are highly trainable and is considered to be intelligent and eager to please the owner kind of a breed. They require a firm and consistent training and profoundly needs positive reinforcement training methods. Any type of training should be accelerated with many praises and food rewards to ensure that training process goes smoothly.
This breed needs a specially formulated diet for the medium sized dogs. The owner can also switch over to the food made for the running races, in case the dog is getting trained for any kind of competition. Any diet plan should be fixed with prior consultation with a Vet doctor.