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    Brief Description: 

    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: 



    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 


    Nederlandse Markiesjes Vereninging: https://www.markiesjesvereniging.nl/nl/

    Breed Standards: 

    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.


    Breed Standards

    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

    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 and Life Insurance. ​Click here to view downloads

    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: 

    From... https://www.markiesjesvereniging.nl/nl/rasbegeleiding/fokreglement.html

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    4.2. Mandatory screening test:
    Based on scientific research, the following health problems have been identified within the breed and the parent animals must be examined for coverage before:

    1. There is a mandatory investigation into Patella Luxation at the age of 12 months or older. The examination must be carried out in accordance with the Meutstege protocol by a specialist accredited for this.
    2. Parents must have a valid ECVO eye examination report prior to coverage. The (first) ECVO eye examination takes place at the age of at least 18 months and is valid for a maximum of one year.
    3. There is a mandatory DNA test for Paroxismal Dyskinesia for dogs that are not born of two Paroxismal Dyskinesia-free parents (determined by a Paroxismal Dyskinesia DNA test).
    4. There is a mandatory prcd-PRA DNA test for dogs that were not born from two prcd-PRA free (for) parents (determined by means of a prcd-PRA DNA test).
    5. Deviations from articles 4.2.c and 4.2.d can only be made in exceptional cases. The decision for this is made by the board after a well-motivated advice from the health committee.



    Breed-Specific Articles: 


    rhorter -article.pnghttps://riahorter.com/index_htm_files/Canine Chronicle - Markiesje.pdf


    https://riahorter.com/index_htm_files/Dogs Not in Canada - The Markiesje.pdf





    Other Breed-Specific Webpages: 

    Het Markiesje: http://www.markiesjes.net/435655656

    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.

    Netherlands: Nederlandse Markiesjes Vereninging: https://www.markiesjesvereniging.nl/nl/

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