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FCI nummer: 224
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ANDRE NAVN: Dutch Partridge Dog, Drentse Patrijshond, Drent
VEKT: Hann: -
Tispe: -
HØYDE: Hann: 58 – 63 cm
Tispe: 55 – 60 cm
FARGE(R): Hvit med brune tegninger,
PELSLENGDE: varierende lengde over kroppen
PELS: Tett, dekker kroppen godt, ikke krøllet.

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Drentsche Patrijshond
Om Drentsche Patrijshond:

Eligible Registries: Any Acceptable Domestic or Foreign Registry

Contact: Drentsche Patrijshond Club of North America, Brian O’Connor, President, PSC 840 Box 42, FPO AE 09649; phone: 575-446-1471; dpcna.gundogs@gmail.com

Contact: Johannes "John" Lambregts, Vice President, 1978 Danbury Circle, Idaho Falls, ID 83401; phone: 280-552-9675; dutchboy@ida.net


  • From the July 2010 Board Meeting – The Drentsche Patrijshond was approved to compete in Performance Events effective January 1, 2011.
  • From the May 2010 Board Meeting – Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – the German Longhaired Pointer and Drentsche Patrijshond.


In the 16th century the breed originated from the Spaniels which accompanied the Spanish army up through France to the Netherlands. In the Netherlands the dogs came to be known as Partridge dogs of the province Drenthe. Partly due to the geographic isolation of the Province, these dogs were not mixed with foreign breeds as was done elsewhere. The rural Province of Drenthe was unusual, in that it allowed "even" the common gentry the right to hunt. Thus, the local mayor, the farmer, and the "landed" population in general needed a dog to support their pursuit of various small game. For over 300 years, the Drent was that dog. Unlike many other hunting breeds, which were developed by, and for, the "upper crust" only to hunt, the Drent was expected to hunt all game, even varmints, and also to pull duty as watch dog, child playmate, etc. Some were even used to pull the dog-carts of the day. On the 15th of May 1943 the breed was officially recognized by the Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in The Netherlands.

On the 5th of June 1948 the Dutch breed club was founded: the Vereniging "De Drentsche Patrijshond". The Dutch Drent breed club has founded the Drent breed on three "pillars: hunting, pet qualities, and watch dog. During the breed's long history, the Drent had to pull "triple duty". Not only was the dog expected to help put meat in the pot, it was expected to warn of visitors to the farm or estate, and to be a pet "par excellence" for the family. Not only are they intelligent enough to be useful in hunting a variety of game, they are also marvelous additions to the family. The Drent is a true versatile hunting dog.

The Drentsche Patrijshond is a well proportioned, dryly muscled and clean-cut dog, whose body shows power and also the ability to develop the necessary speed for a gundog. He has a wedge shaped muzzle which is a little shorter than the length of the skull and rather dry, not hanging lips. His body is slightly longer than his height at the withers, thus slightly elongated. The coat, though not really long on the body, looks like a long coat because of the well coated ears and the somewhat richer coat on neck and chest, the feathered front and hind legs, and the richly feathered, bushy tail. Note: the Drent is of heavier build than the Small Münsterländer and his confirmation is more similar to the Long-haired German Pointer; he differs from the latter mainly in the head, which is shorter.

The Drent is a lively foot hunter’s dog, ideal and adaptable for hunting in fields with varying terrain and cover. Typically the dog hunts within range of the gun. Keeping in touch with the hunter is an innate quality. A characteristic of many dogs of the breed is that when working in the field, the tail moves in a circular motion, especially when the dog scents game. When approaching game, the dog waits for the hunter to come near; when this takes a long time, he will look back for his master. He has the adaptability which makes him capable of hunting all sorts of game in the fields and in water. Besides he is a good retriever and finder of lost game. These characteristics are innate, therefore he needs little training. Because of his gentle character, it is wrong to use forceful or harsh training methods. He has the characteristics of a good watch dog, and will announce visitors to his master. He may be somewhat reserved towards strangers, but does not show aggression or fear. The dog is loyal and intelligent which makes him, together with a good upbringing and training, a highly esteemed family pet dog as well as a valuable companion of the hunter.

The Drent’s coat is uniformly dense, not curly-haired. The coat is considered to be half-long, but gives the impression there is longer hair. On the neck and fore-chest, the backside of forelegs and thighs the hair is longer and feathered; preferably with hair which has a slight wave. The fur on the Drent’s back to include the base of the tail should also have a slight wave. Apart from the root the tail is richly covered on all sides with long hair, gradually tapering shorter to the tip. A "slight wave" ranges from nearly straight smooth hair, to hair which is short of a full curl. Fur on the ears is abundant and preferably slightly wavy. The Drent should be white with brown markings, "plates", with or without spots. White should be the dominant color. A "mantled dog" a dog with a single large brown plate," mantle", covering the dogs back causing the dog to be more than fifty percent brown, is less desired. Ticking, very small brown spots like freckles are permitted however, like mantles; dogs with ticking are less desirable. Ticking is fairly recurrent in some bloodlines, and is commonly found on the lower portion of the leg. Ticking, in the coat is allowed, and is less desirable as the quantity increases. Even less desired, are dogs with mixed fur, "schimmel" as it is called in Dutch, where there is no clear delineation between the brown and white hairs, this can be a disqualifying fault; coats with mixed fur, similar to the Small/Large Münsterländers or German Shorthair/Longhair Pointer, are not allowed. White fur must be white and brown fur must be brown. Ears are brown, just like the hair around the eyes. All shades of brown are acceptable and colors range from light shades of brown which can nearly appear reddish orange, through shades of milk-chocolate and liver to rich mahogany brown and dark chocolate. Black is not permissible.

Ideally a male Drent is 58cm/ 22.5inches to 63cm/25inches and females are 55cm/21.5inchs to 60cm/23.5inches in height at the wither. If the dog is well proportioned half an inch (1cm) to 1 inch (2cm) more is acceptable.

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Description Type Code
White S 199
Description Type Code
Brown Markings S 022


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  • 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, to the south, and the Small M�nsterl�nder, to the east. 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. Indeed, it’s origin is thought to be a pointing dog for use by a falconer or cast-net hunter, of Coturnix Quail, in the days before shotguns where available.
  • 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 Drentsche Patrijshond has changed very little over the years. The breed stands on it’s "three pillars"; Family Dog; all around companion and family dog, Watch; A dog who will announce visitors to and, if pressed, protects his house and family, Hunting Dog; tracking, retrieving and hunting all game, fur or feather.
  • The Drent is highly intelligent and adaptable; training must kept lively and interesting. There is little a Drent cannot be trained and used for, 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 a calm couch potato.
  • 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; this will be a great asset to you during training.
  • 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 mouth are brown. However, mantled dogs, which have more than 50% brown fur, are permitted.
  • 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 a continuous presence in North America since the early/mid-1990’s. In August of 2008 The Drentsche Patrijshond Club of North America, www.dpcna.org , was founded.