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Beike, Friese Stabij, Stabij, Staby, Stabijhoun


Most Stabyhouns have a black and white colored coat with often a solid fully colored, usually black, head and white tipped tail. Brown and white Stabyhouns are less common, but may be seen in the Netherlands, while the orange and white coated Stabyhouns are becoming increasingly rare. Spotting and/or roan in the white are acceptable, but tricolor is considered a fault. Males are 53 cm (21 in) and females are 49 cm (19 in), measured at the withers. The ideal weight of a Stabyhoun is 40 lb (18 kg) for a female and 50–55 lb (23–25 kg) for a male.

The Stabyhoun has a gentle disposition. This breed is friendly, sensitive, intelligent, peaceful, patient, and willing to please, but may be stubborn on occasion. The Stabyhoun exhibits great tolerance of children and other animals. With steady yet gentle training, this breed will be obedient and devoted to its owner. Stabyhouns should never be vicious or snappy. Although a Stabyhoun can be very calm indoors, like all sporting breeds it enjoys plenty of physical activity. Stabyhouns like to swim.

Size Medium
Height 19-21 inches (49-53 cm)
Weight 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Lifespan 13-14 years
Colors Black Brown Orange White
Origin Netherlands
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

This breed will do best with a medium or large yard. These dogs are calm indoors if sufficiently exercised. They will do well in cold climates as long as they have adequate shelter.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also very friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

This breed needs a fair level of exercise and loves to play with children. The dogs are used in almost all imaginable forms of training. Agility, obedience, hunting, triathlon, endurance, Frisbee: a healthy Stabyhoun has no physical problems with these activities. These dogs should be walked daily and have a large, fenced-in yard they can play in.




Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: Infrequent grooming is required to maintain upkeep.


Constant and Seasonal Shedding: Expect this dog to shed frequently. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.



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