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  • The Stabyhoun has been assigned the Sporting Group designation.
  • Stabyhoun translates from the Dutch (sta-me-bij-hond) as "Stand-By-Me-Dog" and is pronounced: Stah BAY hoon.
  • The Stabyhoun that we know today, shows definite similarities to dogs that were depicted in paintings from the 17th Century; for example those by the well known Dutch artist Jan Steen.
  • The Stabyhoun (sometimes spelled Stabijhoun) is also called a "Friese Stabij," or Friesian Pointer.
  • The Stabyhoun is a project-oriented dog and loves to share in his owner's tasks.
  • The Stabyhoun is considered to be an "all-around" dog, with abilities in hunting, retrieving, and pointing. They also are ideal family dogs because of their size, affectionate character, love for children and tolerance towards other animals. Most Stabyhoun love water and are excellent swimmers.
  • The Stabyhoun makes an excellent agility dog because of their high intelligence, flexibility, speed and eagerness to please their owners.
  • The Stabyhoun are keen and active dogs outside, but very calm inside the house, as long as they get a moderate amount of exercise daily.
  • The Stabyhoun build is such that it is greater in length than in height and similarly, the head shows more length than width.
  • The majority of Stabyhoun are black and white; brown and white coloring is also seen in the Netherlands, but the orange and white Stabyhoun is nearly extinct.
  • The Stabyhoun has an average life expectancy of 13-14 years.
  • The first recorded litter born in the United States was in 1994.
  • The Stabyhoun has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since March 2005.

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