USD $600-$800 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 413
Origin Netherlands
Other Names Kooiker Dog, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Small Dutch Waterfowl Dog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$800
How much does it cost to purchase a Kooikerhondje?
The price of a Kooikerhondje will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $600 to $800 per Kooikerhondje if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Kooikerhondje through a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight 20-40 pounds (9-18 kg)
Height 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by AKC
The American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Sporting breed. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Trapping, Companion
Date of Origin 16th century
Ancestry Spaniel

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Straight, Thick, Waterproof, Wavy
Coat Colors Orange, Red, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Red
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Alert, Cheerful, Going, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Territorial, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Cataracts, Epilepsy, Hereditary Necrotising Myelopathy, Kidney Issues, Luxating Patella, Myositis, Von Willebrand's Disease
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 30 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1/2 to 1 cup
Daily Cost $50-$100
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Kooikerhondje have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Kooikerhondje is a small, spaniel-type breed of dog that originated in the Netherlands. It is a medium-sized dog with a long, silky coat and distinctive white markings on its face and chest. The Kooikerhondje has an alert and friendly expression, making it an ideal companion for families.

Appearance: The Kooikerhondje has a long, silky coat that can be either wavy or straight. Its head is wedge-shaped with large ears that hang close to the head. Its eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown in color. The muzzle is slightly pointed and the nose is black in color. The tail of the Kooikerhondje is usually docked to about half its original length.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Kooikerhondje is between 12 to 15 years old when properly cared for and fed an appropriate diet to suit their ages. They typically weigh between 25 to 35 pounds (11–16 kg) when fully grown and stand at around 16–18 inches (41–46 cm) tall at the shoulder. Common colors include red or orange with white markings on their face and chest area as well as black tips on their ears and tail tip.

Personality: The Kooikerhondje has a friendly personality that makes them great family pets as they are very affectionate towards their owners but also have an independent streak which allows them to be quite independent when needed too! They are intelligent dogs who love learning new things so they can keep themselves entertained for hours on end if given enough stimulation throughout the day such as walks or playtime with other dogs or people they know well!

Friendliness: When it comes to other animals such as cats or other dogs, the Kooikerhondje tends to get along quite well provided they have been socialized from a young age! They also tend to be very gentle around children so make great family pets if given enough attention from their owners!

Temperament: This breed tends to be quite active so needs plenty of exercise throughout the day in order for them not become bored or destructive indoors! They also need plenty of mental stimulation too such as playing games like fetch or hide & seek which will help keep them mentally stimulated too!

Health: Generally speaking this breed does not suffer from any major health issues however like all breeds there may be some minor ones such as hip dysplasia which can occur due to poor breeding practices so always ensure you buy your puppy from reputable sources only!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: This breed does adapt well both indoors and outdoors provided they get enough exercise throughout each day however due to their size they do not require huge amounts of space like some larger breeds do so can make great apartment pets too if given enough attention from their owners! As far as benefits go this breed makes excellent companions due both its intelligence level combined with its friendly nature making it perfect for families looking for an affectionate pet who loves spending time with them but also enjoys being independent when needed too!


The Kooikerhondje is a small Dutch spaniel-type breed of dog. The breed's name is derived from kooi, the Dutch word for "decoy" or "cage", and hondje, meaning "little dog". The breed was used in the past to lure ducks into cages or nets. It is thought to be descended from the now-extinct Stabyhoun.

The Kooikerhondje nearly became extinct in the 1970s, but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. It is now becoming more popular, although it is still quite rare.

The ancestry of the Kooikerhondje is not completely clear, but it is thought to be descended from the now-extinct Stabyhoun. It is also possible that it has some Poodle ancestry. The breed was first recognized by the Dutch Kennel Club in 1939.

The Kooikerhondje is a small spaniel-type breed of dog, typically weighing between 15 and 20 pounds (6.8 and 9.1 kg). The coat is red or orange with white markings, and the hair is long and silky. The ears are long and droopy, and the tail is usually docked.

The Kooikerhondje was used in the past to lure ducks into cages or nets. This was done by walking quietly behind the duck while carrying a piece of bait such as bread or corn on a string. When the duck went into the cage or net to get the bait, the door would be closed, trapping the duck inside.

Today, the Kooikerhondje is still used as a hunting dog in some parts of Europe, although it is more commonly kept as a pet. It is an intelligent breed that loves to play and needs plenty of exercise.