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This rare breed originated in the Netherlands in the 1500s. Kooikerhondje's were used to decoy and hunt ducks. After World War II the Kooikerhondje became nearly extinct. In 1943 Baroness von Hardenbrock van Ammerstol began the arduous task of reviving this breed. Today they remain extremely rare and difficult to obtain.
Seldom seen outside the Netherlands, the Kooikerhondje is a medium sized dog that has the appearance of a Spaniel or Setter. They are brave, versatile, and alert. The Kooikerhondje breed is highly adept at flushing and retrieving fowl.
The Kooikerhondje breed is lively, attentive, and good-natured. They are not recommended for homes with small or loud, boisterous children. They bond closely to their family and are reserved with strangers. The Kooikerhondje will do well with other pets they have been raised with. They make an excellent hunting companion or delightful family pet.
Kooikerhondje's require occasional brushing. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. It is important to regularly check and clean the ears. They are prone to such health issues as Epilepsy, Von Willebrand Disease, Eye Disorders, Patella Luxation, and Myelopathy.
The Kooikerhondje is a double coat breed. The outer coat is water-proof, medium to long in length, sleek, and slightly wavy. The tail is bushy and there is feathering on the backs of legs, chest, and ears. The under coat is short and dense.
The Kooikerhondje is exceedingly sensitive and does not respond to loud, harsh, or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with kindness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
The Kooikerhondje breed is not recommended for apartment or city dwelling. They thrive on physical activity and do best in a rural setting with ample opportunity to run, roam, and hunt.
20-24 lbs
14-16 inches
White and red, orange and white. The red or orange typically present in patches. The ears are tipped in black and the face is white blazed.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Kooikerhondje puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Kooikerhondje varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Kooikerhondje puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Kooikerhondjes sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Kooikerhondje with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $0 upwards to $0 or even more for a Kooikerhondje with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Kooikerhondjes sold is $0.

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Annual cost of owning a Kooikerhondje puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Kooikerhondjes true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Kooikerhondje Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 4 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 0 Kooikerhondje dogs.
  • 1. Marcos
  • 2. Knute
  • 3. Galileo
  • 4. Clark

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Anonymous asked:
We rescued an 8 month old puppy in the fall of 2007 from Lost Dog Rescue in Northern Virginia. We were told she was a Spaniel mix that came from a kill shelter in the Carolinas or West Virginia. We just assumed she was a Cavalier Spaniel and Beagle mix, but now that I’ve seen and read up on Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, I think she is one of them. Is it possible that she was a reject from a Kooiker Breeder that didn’t like her markings? Her face, coat, size and temperament is pure Kooiker, but she has black markings on her back instead of red.



That could absolutely be true, some breeders out there still reject and disown dogs that do not fit the standard that they have bred. If your girl has black markings on her back instead of red, that is not good for the breed, nor is it a good sign from the breeder as well. The only way to know for sure is to have her DNA tested. But please remember to ensure that the company you purchase the DNA test from has the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje breed in their archive first.


We ALSO rescued a puppy (6 months old) in 2014 from Conway, Arkansas which we ALSO were told was a cavalier/beagle or sheltie/beagle mix until we watched the National Dog Show and saw a Kooiker for the first time... Holy Cow!! That's our girl!! She is definitely a Kooiker, but a tri-color. Her head is reddish brown (with the tell-tale black earrings on her ears!!), and she has some brown spots on her legs but her body is primarily black and white spots. She is the very best dog we have ever had -- her temperament is outstanding, but it pisses me off that some irresponsible breeder left her (and the rest of her litter - 8 puppies in all!) in a cardboard box outside a kill shelter. Thank God for loving shelter workers and fosters who cared for these pups and socialized them until they found loving families.


A rescue from S.C came through AWA in Voorhees N.J. ready a year and a half born 2014. She was different from any dog I've ever seen. We simply clicked but she wasn't available for adoption. The next day was puppy day and we got her. They said she was Spaniel mixed. A couple years later I saw her during the Kennel show on Thanksgiving. I couldn't believe the similarities. The earrings gave it away. Same weight, size and temperament. I wondered how she ended up in a shelter because she is gorgeous. More cat than dog, she is the perfect (outside of shedding) but she sits funny. Vet stated she might have had a bad break or defect but she runs like the wind and never showed signs of it bothering her. I'm guessing that's why she ended up in a cell. I love that freaking dog, it took forever to get her to trust we'd come back home.


I rescued an 8 month old pup from Arkansas in 2012. I was told he was a Beagle/Spaniel mix. I couldn't tell what kind of Spaniel until someone in the park suggested a Kooikerhondje. I looked it up and he is definitely a Kooiker. The only thing he is missing is the white blaze on his face. Perhaps that's why he was at the rescue. It's so funny, when we go hiking as a family group, with a number dogs, he comes back to check on me several times. A fantastic friend.

Anonymous asked:
We have a two year old rescue dog who’s looks and temperament seem identical to a Kooikerhondje. The only difference is that he is 29lb and colouring is lighter. We had a dna last year that came back 50%poodle but this was before the breed was recognized in America. Is it likely that the dna could be wrong and how do we find out??

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Depending on the brand of DNA test that you used, it could be wrong. If the Kooikerhondje was not in the archive of the DNA test, then the test will not be able to tell you what your dog is. The Poodle breed was used to create a lot of breeds of dogs back in the day and so the DNA test could have just said Poodle for the simple fact of the Poodle and other breeds that created the Poodle helped create the Kooikerhondje in the first place. I would suggest purchasing a DNA test that has the Kooikerhondje breed in their archive and try again.

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what is the average price of a kooikerhondje?

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$2500-3000. Typically there is a two year waiting list

Anonymous asked:
Where can you buy Kooikerhondje dogs in Canada or USA?



The Kooikerhondje is a rare breed of dog and hard to find in both Canada and the U.S.A. Going to the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) and the AKC (American Kennel Club) and finding a breeder on their website is the best way to find a Kooikerhondje dog. Though you may be on a waiting list for a while, you could also look on the UKC (United Kennel Club) website and see if a breeder in Europe is willing to ship a puppy to you.


Check the AKC parent clubs (KCUSA) website Kooikerhondjeusa.org


Responsible European breeders will not ship, you can contact them and it may take some time but they may let you pick one up sometimes a year sometimes longer wait time. Sue Allard in Canada has had a litter before and there are several US breeders with good health practices including for instance doing the 49 day Vollhard testing to place puppies, make sure that temperament fits the new owners. Kooiker Club USA and the Kooiker Chronicle gives good information also check out the 2018 World Dog Show held in Amsterdam the Netherlands, home of the Nederlandse Kooiker Hondje.

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Are Kooikerhondjes good companion dogs?

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The Kooikerhondje is an amazing hunting dog and a great companion for one owner or a couple. The Kooikerhondje is very sensitive to the tone of voice and touch, so they can have a problem warming up to young children that are not dog savvy. However, they are loyal, sweet and very energetic; so if your family knows how to keep calm and are all dog savvy, the Kooikerhondje is a great match for you and your family.

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Updated: 5/28/2022