Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: Male: 9-10, Female: 8-9
Height: Male: 15.5-16, Female: 15-15.5
Origin of Name: The Dutch Smoushond is a small breed of dog, related to the Pinscher and Schnauzer breed.
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Much of the history of Dutch Smoushond has been lost over time, and large parts of the origin of this breed will likely always remain a mystery. Almost everything that has been said is little more than pure speculation. It is clear that the Dutch Smehond has been kept as a vermin frenzied in the Netherlands since time immemorial, and the breed is several centuries old if not older. Most experts believe that the Dutch Smuchond is a very close relative of the standard Schneiser and the Standard Per and may once have been considered to be of the same breed, but it is impossible to say with any certainty. If the Dutch Smushond is a member of the Pinscher / Schnauzer family, it is also related to Affunpinscher, Brussels Griffen, Doberman Pinscher, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Encauser, Standard Schnauzer, Austrian Short-haired Pinscher, Danish-Fish Dog. And possibly Swiss Mountain Dogs, Rotweiler and German Shepherd Dog.
If the Dutch Smoothond is indeed a relative of Schnauzer, the breed has probably existed for the Netherlands for over 1,000 years. Standard Schnauzer and Standard Pinscher, which until the late 1800s were considered a two-coat variety of the same breed, have been kept at least as long by German / Dutch / Western speakers. These dogs served as multipurpose working farm dogs. Their primary role was to kill and kill mice, rats, and other vermin. By doing so, he helped prevent starvation and disease and also enhanced the earning capacity of a farmer. Although primarily Vermin eradicators, Pincers and Schneizer performed many agricultural pursuits. These dogs were entrusted to protect their families and their properties, beasts of burden, who pulled carts, and released dogs that snatched on the heel of livestock and brought them to market. No one is certain when or how these dogs were developed, but it is very likely that they may have existed longer than in Germanic languages, and that they were descendants of Spitz-type dogs of Scandinavia Were.
For nearly 850 years, the Netherlands was now part of the Holy Roman Empire, a feudal political group that now includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, and also parts of Poland, Italy. And France. This empire was so vast that many local varieties of Per and Schnauzer developed. It is very possible that Dutch Smuchond was originally a color variation of the standard Schneisser which became an especially favorite in the Netherlands. Dog color may have been quite popular in the Netherlands; Where orange has long been the color of the royal family and national symbol. It is possible that this color difference was the result of a natural mutation, or that it was introduced through the breed with other dogs such as British Terriers or French Griffons, both of which have curly and / or rough hair. However, as Dutch Smushond was developed, the breed became a highly valued companion of the Dutch peasant and stable man. Unlike the larger multipurpose pinschers and Schnauzer, the small Dutch Smuchond became a vermin eradication specialist.
A story is told about the origins of the Dutch Smoochhound, but it is completely unspecified and perhaps little more than a myth. According to this story, salt and pepper and solid black schnauzer were preferred by most Germans. Yellow puppies that were born occasionally were euthanized as undesirable. Allegedly, a Dutch merchant by name or Abraham began to buy these unwanted puppies. This enterprising businessman sold these distinctive colored puppies in Amsterdam at a much higher price. He claimed that these yellow Schnauzers were a rare breed, which he called Hirenstalondon, or stationary dogs. As long as this story is possible, very little can be said about its truth until more information is revealed.