The Stabyhoun or Stabij is one of the top five rarest dog breeds in the world. It is from Friesland and in particular from the Frisian forest area, a region in the southeast and east of Friesland. The breed has been mentioned in Dutch literature going back to the early 1800s, but has only extended its range from the 1960s outside of Friesland and not until the 2000s did the range officially extend beyond the Netherlands.
Links to Breed Descriptions
UK Stabyhoun Association:
FCI MODEL FOR THE STABIJHOUN
The American Kennel Club (AKC)
The German Kennel Club (VDH) (Hint: your browser should be able to Translate to English, at least for text (e.g., right click in Google Chrome or Internet Explorer).)
Brochures Stabijhoun (multiple languages)
Other Names for Breed
chien d'arrêt frison
Frisian Pointing Dog
El Perdiguero Frisón
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country of origin: The Netherlands
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Stabij- en Wetterhounen
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
Saving rare breed one litter at a time
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.
One of the major international standards:
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care events.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: JALOSTUKSEN TAVOITEOHJELMA 1.1.2011–31.12.2015 STABYHOUN 222 (via Koiranet)
Jalostuksen tavoiteohjelma Stabijhoun 1.1.2022–31.12.2026 222
Breeding Regulations: Ameri-Can Stabyhoun Association
UK Stabyhoun Association breeding guidelines
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
The Netherlands: Nederlandse Vereniging voor staby-en wetterhounen
UK: UK Stabyhoun Association
USA & Canada: Ameri-Can Stabyhoun Association
Finland: Saksanseisojakerho ry