Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Stabyhoun Dogs, "Scientific name for Stabyhoun Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Stabyhoun is a Frisian breed, native to the Netherlands. It is also called the Stabij. Stabij is Frisian meaning and with me. Staby is another version of the word “stay with me”, while “houn” means “hound” or dog. In short, it is the Frisian stand with me dog.
The Stabyhoun Dog breed is also called the Frisian Pointer and Frisian Pointing Dog.
About the Stabyhoun Dog Breed
The Stabyhoun Dog is from Friesland in the northeastern Netherlands. There are only a few thousand of the Stabyhoun Dogs, primarily in the Netherlands.
The Stabyhoun Dog was bred as an all-around work animal, used for hunting prey like moles for dinner, watching over livestock and acting as a companion for the family. The Stabyhoun Dog were historically used as draft animals, pulling carts. They could track prey and catch it, especially moles.
Stabyhoun Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Stabyhoun Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Stabyhoun 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. Stabyhoun 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.
The Stabyhoun Dog is probably descended from Spaniels. It is mentioned in literature in the early 1800s but wasn’t raised outside of that area until after the 1960s. The Stabyhoun Dog breed received official recognition in 1942 and is now a Dutch treasure. At that point, the crossbreeding with a related breed, the Wetterhoun, stopped.
The Stabyhoun Dogs have a black head, though they may have white spots or a white stripe on the bridge of the nose. Their bodies are primarily white with black spots on the back and sides. The Stabyhoun Dog legs are mostly white, though black spots and patches do occur. Brown and white Stabyhoun Dogs exist but are rare outside of the Netherlands or unless the dog is a hybrid. Tricolor dogs are considered a fault in the breed. The hair is usually straight and sometimes wavy, but curly hair is seen as a fault in the animal and the Stabyhoun Dog have long coats.
Male Stabyhoun Dog are around 21 inches (53.3 cm) high, while females are almost as large. Males range from fifty to fifty five pounds (22.6 to 25 kg) in weight while females are around 45 pounds (20.4 kg).
The Stabyhoun Dogs are related to pointers and have the long skull and narrow head with a slight dome and they have a scissor bite. They have ears that project form the head; feathering is common but not present in all dogs.
A Stabyhoun 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.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Stabyhoun Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Stabyhoun Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Stabyhoun puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Stabyhoun 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.
Stabyhoun Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Stabyhoun Dog 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. Stabyhoun 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 and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Stabyhoun Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Stabyhoun Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Stabyhoun 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.
The Stabyhoun Dog live an average of thirteen to fourteen years.
Stabyhoun 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 pant a lot.
The Stabyhoun Dogs have an even temper. They are tolerant of young children and other animals. They are never snappy unless abused. The Stabyhoun Dog have average intelligence by average to below average obedience. Dogs require extensive socialization to avoid reservations around strangers.
Because the Stabyhoun Dog were bred to assist in hunting down dinner and chasing down vermin, they are physically active and ready to chase down squirrels and other critters. The Stabyhoun Dog are natural retrievers and will go into the water to get a toy or animal.
Owners must be a confident and consistent pack leader to avoid behavioral problems.
Average body temperature for a Stabyhoun Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Stabyhoun Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Stabyhoun Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Stabyhoun Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The Stabyhoun Dog need standard brushing and bathing.
The number one heath problems amongst Stabyhoun Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Stabyhoun Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Stabyhoun Dog breed has had problems with epilepsy almost bred out of it. Inbreeding, however, is a concern for animals raised outside of the Netherlands. Hip dysphasia remains an issue for the breed.
There is a British Stabyhoun Association. There is also an Ameri-Can (U.S. and Canadian) Stabyhoun Association. It is tracked by the American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service but not registered.