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Working Stabyhoun

Field Trial system must recognise individual breed styles

In the history of the Stabyhoun we find dogs used successfully as hunting companions, and others living as all-round farm dogs with a knack for catching moles and other vermin. Today, the breed is internationally categorised in FCI Group 7 alongside other pointing dogs such as the Weimaraner, Munsterlander and Italian Spinone. But whether the Stabyhoun...
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...

Teaching a Stabyhoun to work

By Brigitte Elsman When Floran was just a puppy, I went to puppy training with a lady called Willeke. It was she who told me about hunting training and the demonstration she gave with her dog left a big impression on me: I wanted to do that too! Together we attended hunting training of the...

Dog training: Best rewards and how to succeed

By James Carroll MSc, Dog Behaviourist and Trainer The crux of most dog training problems I see can be summed up in two sentences: Owner: “My dog will not do what he is asked to do.” Dog: “My owner does not make it worth my while to do the things he asks of me.” To...

Reliable agility dog – meet the Stabyhoun

I was born in Denmark and my very first memory of a dog was soft, gentle and black and white. She was called Blijke and was the Stabyhoun of a Danish/Dutch family who became very close friends. Little did I know that this was a breed counting only a few thousand members, but she had...

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...