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Drentsche Patrijshond (Dutch Partridge Dog)


The Drentsche Patrijshond is one of the best breeds for bonding with humans; it loves being around people all of the time, and once they bond with a family will be extremely loyal, even by canine standards. They are friendly, popular and comfortable with new people. They love and play well with other dogs as well. On the flipside, they cannot handle long periods of loneliness. In terms of activities they love running, and are extremely energetic.If they don’t get enough exercise they will soon start causing problems, including hyperactivity and possibly destructive behavior

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard
  • Needs a Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Sporting Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Soft Coat


  • Brown
  • Tan
  • White


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 21-23″
  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 36-40lbs
  • 41-45lbs
  • 46-50lbs

General Health

  • Pretty Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Great First Dog!
  • Very Good for Your First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids
  • Great With Kids
  • Very Good With Kids


  • Doesn’t Require Grooming
  • Requires Occasional Brushing


  • Smart


  • Affectionate
  • Very Affectionate


  • Playful
  • Very Playful

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Training Tendencies