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The Stabyhoun (Frisian pointer): a standing dog

Klaas Zonnebeld from Stabijhounkennel Fan it Heidehiem is one of the people who works with his Stabyhoun in the field. Here he describes a recent journey to Sweden to see whether his gun dog, Baike would live up to its description as a Pointer. According to the FCI and the Dutch kennel-club our Stabij is a...

Neutering

Historically, vets in the UK have been keen to encourage early neutering of both male and female dogs for health reasons and to prevent unwanted breeding. Recent research, however, is suggesting that allowing your dog to fully mature before having them neutered might be the best option. Read more by following this link… And this one…

Vaccinations

The following is adapted from a report produced by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), coupled with expert views and modern research. When it comes to the health and safety of your Stabyhoun puppy, the choice and responsibility is ultimately yours and that of the breeder’s. So read, learn, ask around as much as you can and...

Conditions we monitor

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) This is a hereditary heart defect which can be detected in very young puppies – usually around 5-6 weeks of age. As such, breeders are able to make sure that the dogs are treated very early on and of course buyers can be informed. However it is one of the main...

Diet: What to feed your Stabyhoun

What you feed your dog has a huge impact on its health, energy and well-being. For Stabyhouns we highly recommend feeding a diet of raw meat, bones and vegetables (BARF). Don’t worry if mincing and mixing isn’t quite your thing. These days, a BARF diet is as easy to buy and feed as any other...

Selecting your puppy

Deciding which puppy gets which home is something breeders spend a lot of time on. At first, many new dog owners ask if they can choose their own puppy. The answer is usually that the breeder will work with you in deciding which puppy is right for your family and ambitions for the dog. The...