A shaggy dog story
Original Name : Hollandse Smoushond
Type : Lupoid
Male size : 14½-16½ inches
Male weight : 20-22 lbs
Female size : 13¾-15¾ inches
Female weight : 20-22 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Netherlands
Dutch Smoushonds are affectionate, cheerful and very comfortable with themselves. Neither overanxious nor hyperactive, dogs of this breed are very good family dogs that are not inclined to yap or wander away on their own.
Viewed from above, broad and short.
Giving the impression of sturdiness without coarseness or ranginess.
Any shade of self-colored yellow, though pale is preferred.
Set high, falling forward, close to the cheeks, small, fine and triangular.
Not docked, but rather short, carried cheerfully but not curled over the back.
Coarse, wiry, harsh, straight, shaggy.
Dutch Smoushonds are agile, square-shaped dogs with roughcoats. Females may be a little longer than males. Their build and musculature allowed them to follow horse and trap, and catch rats in the stable. Consequently, they should never be coarse or ungainly.
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Its eyes are one of the Dutch Smoushond’s typical features. A friendly, alert expression, big, round, dark eyes, never bulging nor deep-set, black rims and dark, well developed eyelashes.