Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Male Weight: 51-100 lbs
Leave a bone for Pippin
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June 18th 2006
Runs on the beach, playing 24 hrs a day and getting chased, the agility course
Water bottles and anything that squeeks
Inova and Evo, and anthing he can steal from the trash or counter top
The beach, bluff road and canyons, the dog park, anywhere he can run free
Shake, Rollover, agility tunnel, climbing, jumps, look cute with a toy in his mouth
My husband's mother is from Holland, and he has admired the breed for awhile. We lost our golden, Hunter, which left an empty hole in our family. My husband started researching the Dutch Partridge Dog, and even spoke to a few breeders in Holland. We considering having one of his Dutch cousins pick out a puppy for us, then fly it out to the US. One cousin spoke to a breeder in Holland who had sold dogs to a new US breeder in New Mexico. My husband called the breeder in New Mexico, and was surprised to discover they had one puppy left from a recent litter. Unexpectedly, He drove out to get Pippin the very next day!
We adore our Pippers!!!!
Dutch Partridge Dogs (aka Drent, Drentsche Patrijshond), are hunting dogs. My husband had intended to train Pippin as a bird hunter, but our city work hours and lifestyle have prevented it so far. The closest Pippin has come to hunting is running after the ducks and birds along the bluff and chasing the squirrels in our back yard. He is quite aguile, and can actually climb onto the lower branches of trees while chasing squirrels. He hops up onto our pool table like a cat, and climbs up the ladder onto my son's upper bunk. When he was our only dog, he had severe separation anxiety. He hopped our 5' fence whenever we left - luckily while we were still in the front yard, so we had to keep him indoors. Now that he has his brother Buddy, he is happy and stays put.
When we take Pippin out to run, He is active, playful, and very silly, but at home in the house he is calm, affectionate, and extremely cuddly.
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|March 1st 2007
||More than 8 years!
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