The AKC has grouped all of the breeds that it registers into seven categories, or groups, roughly based on function and heritage. Breeds are grouped together because they share traits of form and function or a common heritage.
The Wetterhoun should do well on a high-quality dog food, whether commercially manufactured or home-prepared with your veterinarian’s supervision and approval.
The Wetterhoun requires minimal grooming. The coat is naturally oily and waterproof, therefore, frequent bathing is not necessary.
Daily exercise is good for the physical and mental well being of the Wetterhoun.
The Wetterhoun can be strong willed however they are never willfully disobedient. The breed can be sensitive therefore should not be harshly trained.
The Wetterhoun is a pretty healthy breed, even with its small population. The NVSW currently has introduced an outcross program to help introduce more genetic variety into the breed. There are recommended health tests from the parent club to reduce occurrences of health issues.
Recommended Health Tests
The Wetterhoun was originally bred to hunt otters and is native to Friesland, Netherlands. The breed is considered rare, and most reside in the Netherlands today. The Dutch Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1943. The Nederlandse Vereniging voor Stabiij en Wetterhounen, the breed’s club in the Netherlands, is also the club for the Wetterhoun’s close relative, the Stabyhoun.
|Description||Standard Colors||Registration Code|
|Black||Check Mark For Standard Color||007|
|Black & White||Check Mark For Standard Color||019|
|Brown & White||Check Mark For Standard Color||063|
|Brown||Check Mark For Standard Color||061|