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Stabyhoun puppies

Blijke & Yoda’s litter 2017

On Sunday 10 September 2017, Blijke delivered 7 healthy puppies: 3 girls and 4 boys. This litter is the first in the UK where both parents have also been born here. AND the first male is the UK’s Stabyhoun number 100 – another milestone.  The father is UK stud dog, Heiko (Yoda). All seven puppies have already...

Jess & Herryt’s litter – 6 weeks old

On 6 July 2017, Jess gave birth to a huge litter of nine healthy puppies: 5 fabulous boys and 4 glorious girls. The father is UK stud dog, Marrondales Herryt and below you can see the whole litter at nearly 7 weeks old. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Bode ♂ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Dauwe ♂       _______________________________________________________________________________________ Welmer ♂    ...

Jess & Herryt’s litter 2017

On 6 July 2017, Jess gave birth to a huge litter of nine healthy puppies: 5 fabulous boys and 4 glorious girls. The father is UK stud dog, Marrondales Herryt. All nine puppies will be sold to families on the UK Stabyhoun Association waiting list.  Boede ♂ Deuwe ♂     Welmer ♂ Roelf ♂...

Eksport af en dansk Stabyhoun hvalp til England

Hvis du er blevet spurgt om du er interesseret i at eksportere en af dine fremtidige eller nyligt fødte hvalpe til en familie i England, så er det fordi enten tæven, faren eller begge hunde har en værdi for populationen af hunde derovre. Import og eksport at vigtigt for at vedligeholde og forbedre den genetiske...

Inca & Mac’s puppies 2017

On 30 April 2017, Anna-Wycca fan it Marnewetter gave birth to seven beautiful puppies. The father is English-born Arjen (NHSB 3008700) who is Mac to his family, and who, of course is on our stud list. Here they are at nearly 7 weeks old and getting ready to go to their new families across the...

Dansk Stabyhoun hvalp til Storbritannien: En avlers eksport oplevelse

As we continue to build a genetically diverse population of Stabyhoun in the UK, we want breeders considering exporting this precious cargo to have all the information available to help them decide and enjoy the experience. First-hand accounts of what it is like are much appreciated. The below article is from a breeder who exported...

Stabyhoun puppy waiting list in the UK

Once you have fallen in love with a breed, you want a puppy – now! But the Stabyhoun is a rare breed which has grown in popularity in the UK since its introduction in 2013. This means a growing waiting list for puppies. The UK Stabyhoun Association manages a central waiting list for both UK-born...

Breeding Q&A

In the UK and elsewhere, the Stabyhoun is a much-loved family pet which is owned and often bred by people who have never had a litter before. For those who have committed to help build and sustain the population, UKSA Breeding Advisor, Hannah Woods has put together this piece about the technicalities of mating, and the...

Elke’s Stabyhoun puppies | 7 weeks old

Elke’s puppies are now seven weeks old and they have been through a full assessment by the UKSA. Wonderful to see not only beautiful, healthy puppies but happy, sociable and cuddly personalities too. Not long now before their families learn which puppy will be moving in with them this December. Thank you Hannah Woods from Briarmere...

Importing a puppy from abroad: UK family experiences

As a breeder, deciding whether to sell a puppy to a family in a foreign country is a big decision. Those who export to England face the added challenge of having to keep the puppy for 16 weeks until they are allowed to make the journey. On the plus side, families that are prepared to...
The Stabyhoun: Trained as a pointing dog

The Stabyhoun: Trained as a pointing dog

Written by Arne Havsø; owner of three Stabyhoun, hunter and experienced gun dog handler. Huntning dogs are born with a set of special skills: Search, Point, Chase and Kill. In my experience, dogs cannot learn these skills. They can only develop them. Until now I am yet to meet a Stabij that does not have these...

The cost of breeding a litter of Stabyhoun puppies

Breeding a litter of puppies can be a wonderful experience. Hard work, fun, challenging and sometimes a constant worry until they leave for their new homes at 8 weeks. One thing it is not, however, is cheap. To give future breeders and idea of the costs involved in having a litter of Stabyhoun puppies, we...

Diary of a Stabyhoun Dog Breeder

UK Stabyhoun Association members, Helen Withey, Janice Vittachi, Hannah Woods and Christina Savage share their experiences and tips on breeding with a Stabyhoun… Q: Why did you choose to breed? Helen: I was looking for a new challenge – having bred and worked Rottweilers to the gun for 30 years and then Tollers for 15 years....

My First 100 Days With a Stabyhoun Puppy

Whether you are an experienced dog owner or a first-timer, the first few months with any new puppy can be a real rollercoaster. Here, the owners of Hoover and Jelske’s seven puppies, share their ups and downs of owning a Stabyhoun. Mac Nothing could have prepared us for the joy and laughter Mac has brought...

Rikje and Skipper’s litter of Stabyhoun puppies

On 23 November 2015, Aquila (Rikje) delivered a fabulous litter of 10 Stabyhoun puppies: 5 girls and 5 boys. The father is Danish stud dog, Trazzeltazz Chewing Gum of Atlas (Skipper) and this was his first litter. The mating was approved  by the NVSW. This is the 4th litter of Stabyhoun born in the UK – taking the...

Mieke and Abe’s litter 2015

On 12 November 2015, Minke v.’t Hondsdraf (Mieke) gave birth to four beautiful girls and three handsome boys – sired by stunning Dutch stud dog, Abe fan it Roekebosk. As always, the mating went ahead with the blessing of the breeding experts in the NVSW. You can follow the progress of the UK’s third litter of Stabyhoun puppies as...

First Stabyhoun in Scotland: Emo moves to Perth

With just 34 in the UK and 6,000 worldwide, Emo is one of the world’s rarest dogs and the first Stabyhoun in Scotland. Born in May in Manchester, he and his six brothers and sisters are part of a project to introduce the breed to the UK. Generally considered amongst one of the world’s rarest...

Jelske & Hoover’s puppies – Week 1

Jelske and Hoover’s seven puppies are now exactly a week old; growing fast and doing really well. Birth———- Week 2———- Week 3———- Week 4———- Week 5———- Week 6———- Week 7———- MISC Arjen ♂ Weight: 836g     Blijke ♀ Weight: 900g     Ditske ♀ Weight: 872g     Emo ♂ Weight: 910g  Weight at 4 days...

Jelske & Hoover’s 2015 litter 1-3 weeks old

In May 2015, Jelske gave birth to seven puppies; four females and three males, including a very rare brown one. In these pictures from the whelping box and beyond, they are 0-3 weeks old… For full details of the litter, click here                        

Jelske & Hoover’s puppies – Just born

On 8 March 2015, Gaaske Jelske fan de Moaie Hôvingen successfully mated with Gysbert Jurre v. ‘t. Hollandse Hout. The mating was endorsed by the breed experts in the Dutch Stabyhoun Association (NVSW) – based on an evaluation of the dogs’ pedigree, health records and show conformation results. Exactly nine weeks later, on 10 May, Jelske gave birth to...

Breeder Rules

The Stabyhoun is a remarkable breed; bred most often by families and individuals who care deeply about its future, and who may or may not have much experience in the field. This is why the UK Stabyhoun Association provides comprehensive assistance throughout the process making sure breeders and new owners receive all the help and...

Dog breeding: A leaf out of nature’s book

UKSA Vice President, Janice Vittachi sets out why she believes we could learn a thing or two from nature when breeding. We are all familiar with Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection: healthy, successful animals thrive and ultimately pass their genes on while unhealthy, unsuccessful and (let’s face it) ugly animals do not. In this...

Family dog: 10 Good Reasons why all children should have a dog

Have you got children and are you thinking about getting a dog? Below are a number of reasons why that might be a wise decision – if you have the time, resources and commitment to care for it of course. Finding the right breed is essential. If you are an active family with a schedule...

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...