Stabyhouns are not related to Golden Retrievers or Labs. The following is a direct Quote from The Ameri-Can Stabyhoun Association's History of the Breed
The Stabyhoun originates from Friesland, a province in the northeastern part of the Netherlands. This medium sized breed probably originates from the Spanjoel, or Spaniels, that were brought to the Netherlands during the Spanish Occupation (1568 - 1648). The first written descriptions of the Stabyhoun date back to the early 1800's...
The Stabyhoun's preferred height at the withers is 20-21 inches for males and 19-20 inches for females. Their weight ranges from 38 - 58 pounds.
There are approximately 4500 registered Stabyhoun in Europe, mostly in the Netherlands, and about 250 in the USA and Canada.
Answered by Anonymous - 1/29/2012 8:01:47 PM