Dutch Smoushond

The Dutch Smoushond (also known as Hollandse Smoushond, Smoushond) is a small dog originating in the Netherlands. Although its exact origin is unknown, its appearance and word of mouth suggests the dog descended from Yellow German Schnauzer. Once very popular among people and referred as 'a Gentleman's companion', the breed nearly became extinct during and after World War II but was revived by the efforts of a Mrs. H.M.Barkman.

Still unknown outside its country of origin, the Dutch Smoushond is a rough coated, lively, active, agile and friendly dog. It is a squarely built dog with strong and well-muscled body. The dog stands between 14 to 16.5 inches and weighs between 20-22 lbs. It has a unique broad and short head with slightly doomed skull and slightly rounded forehead. Moderate length muzzle has full, strong jaws and broad black nose. Large, round and dark eyes have lively and friendly expression. Small and triangular shaped ears are set high and drop. Neck is short and muscular. Fore and hind quarters are moderately angulated. Body gives impression of sturdiness with broad, strong back, deep and broad chest with well sprung ribs and slightly arched loin. Tail is short and undocked. The body is covered with coarse, wiry, harsh and straight coat that comes in all shades of yellow.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by FCI and UKC.

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