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Did You Know?

The Drentsche Patrijshond has been assigned the Sporting Group designation.

The Drentsche Patrijshond has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since May 2010.

The name is pronounced Da'rinse ah Puh'trice hoon.

The Drent's origins can be traced back to the spaniels the Spanish army brought North up through France and on to the Netherlands in the early 16th century.

The Drent's closest relatives are the Epagneul Francis and the Small Münsterländer. Yet there are significant differences in build, size, coat, and temperament between these breeds....

Commonly called the Dutch Partridge Dog by English speakers, this translation would be akin to calling the Chesapeake Bay retriever, the American Bay retriever.

The Drent originates from the Dutch Provence of Drenthe, and the village of Eext is considered to be the Cradle of the Drent.

Despite having a name which implies the breed is a partridge specialist, the Drentsche Patrijshond, or Drent is one of the oldest, if not first, of the versatile continental pointing breeds....

During an era when the elite maintained exclusive rights to hunt, the Drent was developed by and for the common man who needed and could only afford one dog to "do-it- all".

The Drent has changed very little over the years. The breed stands on it's "three pillars"; Family Dog; Watch; and Hunting Dog.

The Drent is highly intelligent and adaptable; training must kept lively and interesting. Drents are used in all types of hunting, agility, tracking, dog sledding, and skijoring.

The Drent is an active breed, and needs adequate physical and mental exercise, and preferably a safe place where he can be left to run. Indoors, after proper exercise the Drent is calm....

Drents like to be with their families, some closer than others. Overall they are quite affectionate and require your attention. The Drent has a high desire to please you.

Drents can be stubborn, yet their soft character doesn't tolerate heavy handed handling. Having a sense of humor is helpful for both you and your Drent.

Drents are white with brown plates. Minimally both ears and eyes, and base of tail joining at the rump must be surrounded and covered with brown fur. The Drents nose and skin of eyes and...

A Drent's coat is easy to maintain, and seldom needs washing. You can expect your Drent to shed.

On May 15, 1943, the Dutch kennel club recognized the Drent. The first known Drent imported to the U.S. was back in the 60's by a Serviceman returning from Europe. The Drent has maintained...

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
White 199


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Brown Markings 022