So you’re looking to adopt an Stabyhoun, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Stabyhoun’s independent nature was a deliberately bred characteristic by farmers who wanted a dog that could hunt independently for moles and rabbits. That propensity we still see today, therefore, you cannot be upset if he looks for prey independently and, for example, digs in the garden. With proper guidance, a Staby is a gentle dog and a great friend for life.Stabys are also very inquisitive. Always pay attention to what a Stabyhoun is up to because with their inquisitive nature, they can quickly get into trouble. If you think your Staby will sit quietly if something happens, you will often be disappointed. Although Stabys make a lot of noise when something is wrong or to alert his owner, they generally expect the owner to further investigate before they accept that things are normal. Most Stabys will need to verify that there are no “surprises” in store before calming down again.This breed is a functional and powerfully-built pointing dog that originated in the Netherlands. The majority of Stabyhouns are black and white. The brown and white coloring is seen in the Netherlands, but the orange and white Stabyhoun is nearly extinct. The Staby’s build is such that it is greater in length than in height and similarly, the head shows more length than width. The feathering on his chest, collar, forelegs, trousers and tail gives the Staby the impression of being longhaired, but the coat is not excessively long. The Stabyhoun is considered to be an “all-around” dog, with abilities in hunting, retrieving, and pointing. They are also ideal family dogs because of their size and affectionate character. Club Contact DetailsClub: Ameri-Can Stabyhoun AssociationName: Susie NiesEmail: AKCrep@stabyhouns.orgAddress: 0N282 Cumnor Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137Phone: (630) 632-3443 Although occasionally somewhat willful by nature, Stabyhouns are obedient, gentle, and patient dogs, who are deeply fond of their family, wanting to please their owners. He is both a soft-mouthed retriever and a pointer that is particularly useful for hunting ducks and upland birds. He is a fine retriever, and water work is one of his fortes. He is very sharp-eyed, owns a good sense of smell and aptitude, and works fast and efficiently.”
An Stabyhoun typically ranges from 48.26cm to 53.34cm in height, and weighs from 18.143694800000002kg to 27.2155422kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Stabyhoun breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Stabyhoun insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.