Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Stabijhoun

Stabyhoun

These illustrations do not necessarily show the ideal example of the breed.

ORIGIN

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FCI
The Netherlands.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
03.11.2014.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pointing dog.

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
Yoka ten Berge and Prof. R. Triquet.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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UKC
The Stabyhoun originated in the northeastern part of the Netherlands, probably descended from spaniels that were brought during the Spanish Occupation (1568-1648). The first written description of the breed dates back to the early 1800’s. It is a versatile breed, used on farms as both a hunter and a watchdog. The Stabyhoun was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Balanced, sturdily built, long-haired pointing dog; rectangular in shape, neither too coarse nor too refined in build. Skin without folds nor dewlap. Lips not pendulous.
UKC
A balanced, sturdily built, long haired pointing dog that is rectangular in shape.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Devoted, soft and gentle as a pet, intelligent, obedient, easy to train, relaxed, good guarddog, not vicious or snappy.
UKC
A devoted, soft, gentle pet, intelligent and easy to train and a good guard dog.

HEAD

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FCI
Dry, in balance with the body, showing more length than width. Skull and muzzle equally long.
UKC
Dry, showing more length than width, with a skull and muzzle that are equal in length.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
The skull should be slightly rounded, not narrow, but without giving the impression of being broad. It merges with a slight rounding into the cheeks.
UKC
The skull is slightly rounded, not narrow, yet not giving the impression of great width. It merges with slight rounding into the cheeks. There is a slight stop.

Stop

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FCI
Only slightly indicated.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black for dogs with a black ground colour, brown for dogs with a brown or orange ground colour. Nose well developed, not split; nostrils well open.
UKC
Well developed, with well opened nostrils, black or brown in color, depending on the color of the coat.

Muzzle

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FCI
Powerful, tapering gradually to the nose, without getting pointed. Bridge of nose straight, wide, viewed from the side neither concave nor convex.
UKC
Powerful, tapering gradually to the nose but not pointed. The bridge of the nose is straight and wide. The lips are tight and not pendulous.

Lips

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FCI
Tight and not pendulous.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Teeth strong, with scissor bite.
UKC
The Stabyhoun has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Barely developed.

Eyes

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FCI
Set horizontally, medium in size, round, with tight lids, without showing haw; neither protruding nor deep set. Colour dark brown for dogs with black ground colour, brown for dogs with a brown or orange ground colour. Bird-of-prey eyes are objectionable.
UKC
Medium sized and round, with tight lids, set horizontally. Color is dark brown in black dogs, and brown in brown or orange dogs.

Ears

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UKC
Set fairly low and held close to the head without a fold at the base. Moderately long and shaped like a mason’s trowel. The feathering is long at the base of the ear, and decreases in length towards the tip, which is covered with short hair. The long coat must be straight or slightly wavy, never curly.

Leathers

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FCI
Set fairly low. Auricle so little developed that ear flaps hang closely, without a fold at the base, along the head. Not admitted are ears with a strongly developed auricle which do not fold directly at the base of the ear, but further down, so that they do not hang flat against the head. The ears are moderately long and have the form of a mason’s trowel. The feathering of the ear is a typical characteristic of the breed rather long at the base of the ear, decreasing in length gradually, the lowest 1/3 part of the ear covered with short hair. The long coat must be straight; slightly wavy is permitted, but curled is objectionable.

NECK

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FCI
Short and round; head carried mostly low so that a blunt angle is formed between neck and topline. The neck is slightly arched, without throatiness or dewlap.
UKC
Short, round, and slightly arched, carrying the head low. No dewlap.

BODY

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FCI
Powerful.
UKC
Powerful and rectangular in shape, with a rather long back. The chest is fairly broader than deep, so that the front legs are set well apart. The forechest is not well developed. The ribs are well rounded and long. The loin is powerful, and the croup is only slightly sloping. The belly is moderately tucked up.

Back

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FCI
Straight, rather long.

Loin

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FCI
Powerful.

Croup

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FCI
Only slightly sloping.

Chest

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FCI
Viewed from the front rather broad, showing more width than depth, so that the forelegs are set rather wide apart. Forechest not like a keel, not reaching lower than to the elbows. Ribs well rounded; back ribs well developed.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Only moderately tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Long, reaching to the hock, not set high. At ease carried downwards, its last third part may bend upwards in a gentle curve. In action, the tail is lifted, but never so as to curl.
The tail is covered with longer hair all around, without curls or waves, not feathered, but bushy.
UKC
Fairly low set and long, reaching to the hock. At rest carried downward, with the last third carried turned up in a gentle curve. In action, the tail is lifted but never curled.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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UKC
The shoulder blades are close, well laid back, and well angulated with the upper arm.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder blade close to the chest, well laid back; shoulder joint well angulated.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Powerful and straight with upright pasterns.

Forearm

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FCI
Powerful and straight.

Pastern

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FCI
Straight, not sloping.

FEET

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UKC
Oval, with well arched toes and tough pads.

Forefeet

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FCI
Toes well developed and arched, neither cat-feet nor harefeet; pads tough.

Hind feet

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FCI
Round with well developed pads.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Powerful, well angulated.
UKC
The hindquarters are powerful and well angulated.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The lower thigh is not too long, and the hock is set low.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Not too long.

Hock joint

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FCI
Set low.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Short.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Long and smooth all over the body. Only over the croup there may be a slight wave. The coat on the head is short. The coat at the back of the forelegs and at the breeches is well developed, more bushy than feathered. A somewhat curly coat indicates crossbreeding; therefore dogs with that sort of coat should not be recognized as Stabyhoun.
UKC
Long and smooth all over the body, may be slightly wavy over the croup only. The coat on the head is short. The backs of the legs are well furnished, but more bushy than feathered.

COLOUR

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FCI
Black, brown or orange, with white markings. Ticking or roan in the white is permitted.
UKC
Black, brown or orange, with white markings. Ticking or roaning in the white is permissible.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Ideal size for dogs 53 cm,
Ideal size for bitches 50 cm.
UKC
Ideal height at the withers for males is 21 inches. For females, it is 19.5 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI

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.
UKC
Eyes: Yellow eyes.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Semi-prick ears. Curly coat.
Ears: Semi-prick ears.
Coat: Curly coat.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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