Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Drentsche Partridge Dog

(Drentsche Patrijshond)

Drentse Patrijshond


ORIGIN

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FCI
The Netherlands.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
04.04.2016.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pointing Dog. He is the ideal dog for hunting in varying fields. The dog hunts within range of the gun. Keeping in touch with the hunter is apparently an innate quality. A characteristic of many dogs of the breed is that when searching the game, the tail moves in a circular motion, especially when the dog picks up the scent of game. When approaching the game, the dog waits for the hunter to come near; when this takes a long time, he will look back for his master. He has the adaptability which makes him capable of hunting all sorts of game in the fields and in water. Besides he is a good retriever and finder of lost game. These characteristics are innate, therefore he needs little training. Because of his gentle character, it is wrong to use forceful training methods.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.2Continental Pointing Dogs, Spaniel type
With working trial

UKC
Gun Dog

TRANSLATION

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FCI
A.H. van der Snee.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
In the 16th century the breed originated from the Spioenen (also called Spanjoelen) which came via France from Spain. In the Netherlands they were called Partridge dogs. In the eastern part of the country, especially in the province Drenthe, these dogs were kept purebred and were not mixed with foreign breeds as done elsewhere. On the 15th of May 1943 the breed was officially recognised by the Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland. This was strongly promoted by Baroness Van Hardenbroek, Mr. Van Heek Jr. and Mr. Quartero. The breed is related to a.o. the Small Münsterländer and the Epagneul Français. The 5th of June 1948 the breedclub was founded, the Nederlandse Vereniging « De Drentsche Patrijshond ».
UKC
The Drentsche Patrijshond originated in the Netherlands in the 16th Century, and were bred down from the Spioenen dogs that came through France from Spain. In the Netherlands they were called Partridge dogs. The breed is related to the Small Munsterlander and the Epagneul Francais. The Drentsche Patrijshond was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
A well proportioned, dryly muscled and cleancut dog, whose body shows power and also the ability to develop the necessary speed for a gundog. He has a wedge shaped muzzle which is a little shorter than the length of the skull and rather dry, not hanging lips. His body is slightly longer than his height at the withers, thus slightly elongated. The coat, though not really long on the body, looks like a long coat because of the well coated ears and the somewhat richer coat on neck and chest, the feathered front- and hind- legs, and the on all sides richly feathered, bushy tail.
UKC
A well proportioned, dryly muscled and clean cut dog, showing power and speed.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
The dog is loyal and intelligent which makes him, together with a good upbringing and training, a highly esteemed family pet dog as well as a valuable companion of the hunter.
UKC
This is a gentle, loyal and intelligent breed that makes a wonderful family pet and a great hunting companion. It is adaptable to all sorts of game on land and in the water, and is a good retriever and finder of lost game.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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FCI
The skull is rather broad and only slightly rounded. Along the middle line there is a hardly perceptible furrow from the shallow stop half-way up to the moderately developed occiput.

Skull

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UKC
The skull is rather broad and only slightly rounded. There is a barely perceptible furrow up the median line from the shallow stop to the moderately developed occiput.

Stop

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FCI
Seen in profile and from the front, the skull is sloping gradually to the foreface, the cheeks tapering gradually into the foreface. The superciliary arches are well developed.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
The nose is well developed and brown. The nostrils are wide open.
UKC
Well developed, with wide open nostrils. It is brown in color.

Muzzle

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FCI
The muzzle is wedge shaped and slightly shorter than the skull, blunt at the end, without any sign of being cut away under the eyes. The nasal bridge is broad and neither hollow nor arched. A very light curve upwards behind the nose is allowed. Roman nose is a serious fault.
UKC
The muzzle is wedge shaped and slightly shorter than the skull, blunt at the end, and not cut away under the eyes. The nasal bridge is broad and straight. The lips are rather thin and tight fitting.

Lips

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The lips are rather thin and tightly fitting.

Jaws/Teeth

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The bite is a strong and well fitting scissor bite.
UKC
The Drentsche Patrijshond has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Cheeks

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Moderately developed.

Eyes

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FCI
The eyes are wide apart and set in such a way that they are well protected; neither protruding nor deep set. They are of moderate size and oval shaped. The expression shows kindness as well as the intelligence of the hunting dog. The desired colour is amber, therefore neither dark nor the light colour of the eye of the bird of prey; the eyelids are close fitting.
UKC
The eyes are of moderate size, oval in shape, and set wide apart. The desired color is amber. The rims are close fitting. The expression is kindly and intelligent.

Ears

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FCI
They are set on high; right from the set on hanging close to the head without any fold. Drawn forward they should reach as far as 3 fingers’ breadth off the tip of the nose. They are broad at the set on, ending in a blunted point. The outside of the ear covered with abundant and preferably wavy hair, not curly hair. Hair is shorter at the tip of the ears; the rim of the inside also richly feathered.
When the attention of the dog is drawn, the ears turn forward and are pulled up. Seen from the front the ear then forms a triangle with the fold above the middle of the ear lap. The ears are mobile, expressing different moods.
UKC
Set on high and hanging close to the head, the ears are broad at the base and taper to a blunted point. Drawn forward, the ears should reach about two inches from the end of the nose. The ears are mobile, and at attention they are drawn forward and pulled up to form a triangle. The outside of the ear is covered with abundant, wavy hair. The hair is shorter at the tip of the ears.

NECK

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FCI
Powerful, of medium length, rather short than long and forming a flowing line between head and body. A longer than desirable neck, giving a more elegant impression, but lacking in power, is undesirable. Dewlap or a throaty neck are untypical for the appearance of this dryly muscled, cleancut dog and are therefore undesired.
UKC
Powerful and rather short than long. No dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
Slightly longer than tall in proportion, with the medium length back and well angulated front and rear quarters giving the impression of being elongated. The chest is deep and rather broad. The ribcage is long and well sprung through to the back ribs. The loin is strongly muscled, and the croup is broad, long and slightly sloping. There is a slight tuck up.

Topline

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Smooth line from moderate long neck to the level back and loin, ending in the slightly sloping croup.

Back

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Strong, of medium length, not too short, giving together with the well angulated front- and hindquarters the impression of being elongated.

Loin

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Strongly muscled.

Croup

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Broad and long, slightly sloping.

Chest

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Deep, reaching to the elbows and rather broad in front. The forelegs must not be hindered by too strong spring of the front ribs. A narrow chest not reaching to the elbows is a very serious fault. Long drawn ribcage, with the hind ribs also well developed. Good spring of hind ribs; ribs neither flat nor barrel shaped.

Underline and belly

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Only slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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Set rather high. The tail reaches the point of the hock. The first half carried hanging and the rest in a slight curve upwards. In action part of the tail is carried horizontally, the last part in a slight curve upwards. Never carried over the back. With the exception of the root, rich feathering on all sides, diminishing to the end of the tail.
UKC
The tail is set rather high, and is long enough to reach to the hock. It is carried horizontally, with a slight upward curve at the end. It is never carried over the back. The tail is richly feathered, diminishing towards the end.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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UKC
The shoulder blade and upper arm are long and sloping, forming a good angle.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder blade long, sloping and well laid back.

Upper Arm

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Upper arm sloping backwards, forming a good angle with the shoulder. Seen from the front and the side the front part of the chest is well enclosed by the shoulder and upper arm, forming a whole together.

Elbow

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FCI
Close to the body, neither turned outwards nor inwards, so that there is no interference with movement.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The forearms are straight and well muscled, and the elbows are close to the body. The wrist is strong and the pasterns are slightly sloping.

Forearm

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Straight and well muscled.

Carpus (wrist)

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Strong, with good bone.

Pastern

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Neither turning in nor out, slightly sloping.

FEET

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UKC
Round or oval, with tight, arched toes and solid pads.

Forefeet

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Round or oval with tight, arched, strong toes and solid pads.

Hind feet

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Same as forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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Well developed, broad and well muscled.
UKC
Well developed, broad and muscular. The angle of the pelvis and the femur matches the angle of the shoulder blade and upper arm.

Thigh

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FCI
The pelvic, upper and lower thigh bones form good angles with respect to each other. Seen from behind, the hindlegs are neither close nor wide apart, standing absolutely vertical.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
Seen from behind, the legs stand absolutely vertical. There is good angulation at the stifle. The hock joint is well let down.

Hock joint

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Well let down.

Rear pastern

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Short, neither turned in nor out.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Well extended, balanced with good drive, neither narrow nor wide in trotting, without any swinging sideways; neither elbows nor hocks turned out, inclined to single tracking.
UKC
Well extended and balanced, with good reach and drive, and a tendency to single track.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Dense, well covering the body. Not curly-haired. The coat is not really long, but gives the impression as there is long hair in different parts. On the neck and the forechest the hair is longer; on the ears there is long, preferably wavy hair. The ears, the backside of fore- and hindlegs, the back of the thighs are feathered. Preferably wavy hair on the back including the tail. Apart from the root the tail is richly covered on all sides with long hair, gradually shorter to the tip.
UKC
The coat is dense, but not really long. There is longer hair on some parts of the body. On the neck and forechest, the hair is longer, and on the ears there is long, preferably wavy, hair. There is feathering on the back of the legs and on the tail.

COLOUR

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FCI
White with brown markings, with or without spots. Less desired are dogs with a mixture of brown and white hair, with or without markings. Less desired is a mantle. Ears are brown, just like the hair around the eyes
UKC
White with brown markings, with or without ticking. Roan dogs or dogs with a solid mantle are acceptable but less desirable. The ears are brown and there are brown markings around the eyes.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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Dogs 58 to 63 cm.
Bitches 55 to 60 cm.
One or two centimeters more is acceptable if the dog is well proportioned.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 23 to 25 inches. For females, it is 21.5 to 23.5 inches. Slightly larger is acceptable as long as the dog is well proportioned.

FAULTS

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Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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UKC

Muzzle: Roman nose.
Body: A narrow chest that does not reach to the elbows.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.
Appearance: Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid.
Characteristics: Viciousness or extreme shyness.
Color: Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.