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Drentsche Patrijshond


Drentsche Patrijshond is a pointing dog which in Sweden is a member of the Special Club of Continental Birddogs. The breed was developed in the 16th century from the Spaniel, which came from Spain to the Netherlands through France. In Holland they are called 'Drentsche Patrijs honden', or Dutch Partridge dog.

In Holland there are over 4000 registered Drentsche Patrijshond. In Sweden the breed is young with the first dog registered in 2001. Today (2010) the Swedish Kennel Club has about 60 registered Drentsche Patrijshond.


Usable areas


As a pointing bird dog the Drentsche Patrijshond is ideal for hunting in all different kinds of terrain. The dog is as good in the field as in the woods or in water, and always stays close to the hunter. When the dog closes in on a game it stops at a good distance, marking the game. They are good retrievers, excellent swimmers and are also usable as trackers.

Lystra i vatten
Lystra cools off in the water

Drentsche Patrijshond can also be trained for different areas, becoming helping and rescuing dogs. In Holland, three year old Loki is currently in training to become the first authorized SAR (Search and Rescue) dog. Important for these types of dogs is that they have a strong interest for people and are very willing to learn and address new challenges, something the Drentsche Patrijshond does well.

See more pictures of Loki in action here!

Loki, SAR-dog in training
Loki practicing in an arranged disaster environment
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Besides breeding of Drentsche Patrijshond we at Tallmora Kennel work with the following things:

  • Retrieving in water and on land.
  • Tracking of wounded game.
  • Everyday obediance.
  • Stability training with live pigeons.



As we also breed pigeons on the grounds we have the possibility to do stability training with our dogs with live birds. A specially imported bird launcher with remote triggering is used to recreate a natural hunting environment. The method doesn't hurt the pigeons who return to the nest after the practice. You can see how it works in the gallery.