Country of OriginNetherlands
Nicknames and Other NamesStaby
Fryske Stabij
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypePurebred
GroupGun Dog
Bred ForHunting foxes, small game and birds
Recognized ByAKC, FCI, UKC
Life Span13-15 years
Ideal Weight40-60 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height19-21 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeSoft, silky, medium length
Common ColorsBlack and White, Orange and White,
Brown and White
MarkingsSpotted, Roan, Ticked
AvailabilityVery rarely available
AchievementsArtwork in the Frisian capital
central park
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToDrentsche Patrijshond

Stabyhouns are calm, obedient and gentle dogs who are truly fond of family attention. They are dogs blessed with a sharp eye, good sense of smell and aptitude.

Stabyhouns are dogs with both a soft-mouthed retriever and pointer personality and are particularly used for hunting ducks and upland birds.

Origin & History Of Stabyhoun

Stabyhouns are dogs descended from the Netherlands and believed that they are the relatives of Drentsche Patrijshond and Heidewachtel.

They have got their name Stabyhouns for a special purpose, they own its name to their versatility. The word Stabyhoun is derived from the word sta mij bij or ” stand by me”, and houn is a Frisian word for dog, which is pronounced as”hoon”.

The Stabyhoun was originated in the Frisian forest area of the Netherlands with another breed, the Wetterhoun.

Once in the 20th century, the Stabyhoun and the Wetterhoun were crossbred, therefore the unique varieties of their own have been lost.

Are They Child-Friendly?

The Stabyhoun loves spending time with people and is loving with children. But they have a strong prey drive, therefore smaller children should not be left alone with Stabyhoun.

They should always be supervised to make sure that their plays are not rough.

Temperament, Personality, And Behavior

The temperaments of Stabyhoun are independent, inquisitive, sensitive, patient and loyal. They are gentle natured pets that make friends for life.

But they were bred for hunting, so they are likely to chase small games or birds and it is advised to keep your small pets out of their reach.

Stabyhoun Are From Neitherland
A Stabyhoun Dog standing in a field.
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The Stabyhoun’s are very versatile and are quite energetic when outdoors and calm when indoors. These dogs have a great sense of smell which makes them excellent guard dogs. Because of this ability, they may not be good with strangers.

The personality of Stabyhoun is friendly, trustworthy and loving. They do well with kids and loves to be around people. Overall they are amazing pets which will make a special place in your heart and family.


The intelligent Stabyhoun’s are -easy-to-train canine as they are very loyal and eager to please their master. However, they tend to be stubborn at times, but that’s nothing to worry about, you can overcome this habit by sending them for obedience training at the earliest.

It is also important to socialize them from their puppy age, socialize them by increasing their interaction with visitors. Offering treats and playtime is the best aid to motivate them.


Facts about Stabyhoun’s are :

  • Their name Stabyhoun translates from the Dutch ( sta-me-bij-hound) as “stand-by-me-dog” and is pronounced as “stah- bay-hoon”
  • They are also called as “Friese Stabij,” or Frisian Pointer.
  • They have also assigned the Sporting Group designation.
  • They have been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since March 2005.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesEpilepsy, Radius Curvus, Hip Dysplasia,
Heart Disease, Elbow Dysplasia
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Leptospirosis, Canine Parainfluenza,
Canine Distemper, Canine Coronavirus,
Canine Parvovirus, Kennel Cough
SheddingAbove Average Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingEasy and Minimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 23%
Fat: 8%
Fish Oil

Stabyhoun is healthy dogs with fewer health problems, which are:

  • Hip Dysplasia: It occurs when the dog’s hip joints don’t develop in the right way.
  • Elbow Dysplasia: A disease of dogs caused by growth disturbance in the elbow joint.


The Stabyhoun is found in 4 color patterns

  • Brown and white
  • Black and white
  • Roan
  • Orange and white


Stabyhoun Puppy Running
A cute Stabyhoun Puppy Holding Slipper.
Image Via Holidays4homes

The Stabyhoun can give birth up to 7 puppies at a time. The cost of a Stabyhoun puppy depends upon the breeder and if you are importing it from breeder over-seas, it can cost you between $1500-$2250.

Which Dogs Are They Similar To?

Dogs similar to Stabyhoun are:

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