Drentse Patrijshond

dog breed

The Drentse Patrijshond also Drentsche Patrijshond (in Dutch) is a medium sized spaniel-type gun dog from the Netherlands province of Drenthe. Sometimes they are called the "Dutch Partridge Dog" or "Drent" in English.[1][2][3]

Drentsche Patrijshond
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Drentse Patrijshond
Other namesDutch Partridge Dog
Drentsche Patrijshond
Height Dogs 58–63 cm (23–25 in)
Bitches 55–60 cm (22–24 in)
Coat The coat is dense, but not really long.
Color White with brown markings
Kennel club standards
Dutch Kennel Club standard
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)


These hunting dogs were developed in the Netherlands around the 17th century and they are closely related to the French Spaniel and the German Small Münsterländer hunting dogs.[2]


These dogs will always be mostly white with a lot of brown markings, their ears and a lot of the head will always be brown.[2]


These dogs are usually gentle and happy and good with children and other dogs. They need lots of exercise like many of the other spaniels.[4]


  1. "Drentsche Patrijshond". AKC. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Drentsche Patrijshond". United Kennel Club. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  3. "Drentse Patrijshond". dogbreedslist.info. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  4. "Drentsche Patrijshond". dogtime.com. Retrieved 14 March 2021.