Category: Dogs Other
Facts of Kooikerhondje Dog, "Scientific name for Kooikerhondje Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Kooikerhondje means Dutch Decoy Dog or Small Dutch waterfowl dog. The Kooikerhondje Dogs are also called Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and Kooiker Dog.
About the Kooikerhondje Dog Breed
The Kooikerhondje is a Dutch breed dating back to the 1500s, though it may have existed before this. Willam of Orange was thought to have owned one of the Kooikerhondje Dogs and to have been warned of a Spanish attack by them.
The Kooikerhondje Dog breed probably derived from the Spanish spaniel. The Kooikerhondje Dog came to be trained to lure ducks into a trap by weaving in and out from the duck blinds, where its white bushy tale would attract the ducks into a pipe or canal. The ducks would eventually move into the catching pen or eendenkoois where the hunter could capture them. This type of duck hunting started to disappear in the 1800s, but it is still kept up by a few. The breed nearly went extinct in the 1930s except for the work by Barroness van Hardenbroek.
The Kooikerhondje Dog is a breed recognized by the American Kennel Club, recognized in 1966. The Kooikerhondje Club of the USA was founded in 1999. However, the Kooikerhondje is still rare outside of Europe.
The Kooikerhondje Dogs are considered red and white. The front legs and chest are white. Their muzzles are white, with a white stripe going up the forehead. The ears are red, though with dark ends. The patches around the eyes are red. The Kooikerhondje Dog have a saddle shape along the midsection that is red or orange, with most of the back being red going back to the white, bushy tail. The tail may have a black ring around it. The hind legs tend to be white, while the stomach is mostly white. There are black and white or tri-colored Kooiker dogs, due to crossbreeding, but these dogs are not allowed to compete as Kooikerhondjes in competition. Mixed puppies without the black coat at birth will not develop the distinctive earrings at maturity.
Their unique colors take up to two years to mature. When born, Kooiker dogs are originally black. They shed this hair at around three to four months of age. Then the red and white coat starts to come in.
A distinguishing trait of the Kooikerhondje Dog breed is the long black tips on the ears. The length of these tips is determined by genetics.
The Kooikerhondje Dogs sometimes have bite problems, which are noticeable by age eight months when all adult teeth are in. A pincer bite or scissor bite is standard.
Kooikerhondje dogs are affectionate and sturdy. The Kooikerhondje Dog are generally happy dogs but cautious when dealing with other dogs and strangers. Socialization improves their relations with both people and other pets. The Kooikerhondje Dog are not aggressive, but they can be trained to be watch dogs, though they are not loud. They can swim.
The Kooikerhondje Dogs are sensitive, so avoid unnecessary handling. While they are good lap dogs, the Kooikerhondje Dog are not a good companion for a household with young children. They can live with children if the child is trained to be a pack leader and respect the animal. The Kooikerhondje Dog need consistent, firm training; avoid yelling at these dogs.
House training can begin at one and a half to two months old. However, they won’t be reliably trained until six months of age.
Kooikerhondje Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Kooikerhondje Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Females Kooikerhondje Dog may come into heat anywhere from six months of age to eighteen months of age. First litters tend to be smaller than later litters.
Kooikerhondje Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Kooikerhondje Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Kooikerhondje Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Kooikerhondje Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Kooikerhondje dogs were bred to be hunting dogs. They are physically active. They like to hunt birds and can be taught to play fetch. Give the Kooikerhondje Dog lots of time to run around. However, be careful to avoid activities that put strains on their legs and joints until over a year old to prevent permanent injury.
The Kooikerhondje appears in many paintings by Dutch masters because they were favored pets by Dutch nobility.
Kooikerhondje Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 and they will panting a lot
A Kooikerhondje Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
The number one heath problems amongst Kooikerhondje Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Kooikerhondje Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Kooikerhondje Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs have 42. Female dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Kooikerhondje Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
A Kooikerhondje Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Kooikerhondje Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix. Kooikerhondje Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people.
Average body temperature for a Kooikerhondje Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Kooikerhondje Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
all Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.