This friendly spaniel from Holland was developed to lure waterfowl into traps or shooting range and has been around since the 16th century. They make excellent family pets due to their sweet nature, cooperative intelligence, and wiling high energy. However, that high energy needs a regular outlet They also need consistent socialization and training to be at their best.
1. Kooikerhondjes 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Kooikerhondje Temperament and Training
3. Kooikerhondje Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Kooikerhondjes generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Kooikerhondjes. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Kooikerhondje with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.