Stabyhouns are loyal, docile and calm companion dogs that are prized for their intelligence, obedience and vigilance.

About the Stabyhoun

Stabyhouns are strongly built spaniels, who display no evidence of shyness. Although somewhat willful, they are very easy to train and form strong bonds with their families.

These versatile dogs can hunt on any terrain, including retrieving from water, because ducks are one of their specialties. All told, the Stabyhoun population stands at several thousand.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

The Netherlands
FCI Group 7, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Avg life expectancy
13–14 years

Independent / Loving / Determined / Quiet / Reserved / Gentle / Friendly

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of exercise

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