The Markiesje is an authentic Dutch Spaniel whose origin can be traced back to the Middle Ages. The Markiesje is finely built, black, elegant and intelligent. Cheerful and curious as long as it receives enough attention from its owner - this breed is 'under reconstruction'. Registration is done by the Dutch Kennel Club in a temporary register.
Links to Breed Descriptions
Dutch KC - markiesje
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Nederlandse Markiesjes Vereninging
Pedigree analysis and optimisation of the breeding programme of the Markiesje and the Stabyhoun
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
At this time this breed is not recognized by the FCI, AKC or The Kennel Club.
Dutch Dog Data
ZooEasy: The association uses ZooEasy to record knowledge about all animals in the Markiesjes population. This produces a wealth of information every year, which is much needed for the management of the population and for testing the suitability of breeding combinations.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
Breeding rules are located on club website for the breed (Nederlandse Markiesjes Vereniging)
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
Dogs Global Pedigree database
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Netherlands: Nederlandse Markiesjes Vereninging
Markiesjes Welfare Association