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Wetterhoun History

The Wetterhoun is a Dutch herding and guard dog, developed in the mid-1800s from the crosses of Collies and Bulldogs. The Wetterhoun was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1948, and by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1979.

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Country of Origin




Wetterhoun Physical Characteristics

The Wetterhoun is a medium-sized, low, compact, and muscular breed that typically stands between 16 and 20.5 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 35 and 65 pounds. They have a rectangular body that is slightly longer than tall with a long, straight or slightly wavy, and flat or slightly curled, harsh, and thick coat that is white and speckled with black hairs. They have a block-shaped head. The Wetterhoun’s eyes are dark brown and they have a scissor bite. They are active and alert dogs that make good watchdogs and companions.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Pied

Height Range

Male Height Range: 21 – 23 inches

Female Height Range: 21 – 23 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 55 – 77 lbs

Female Weight Range: 55 – 77 lbs

Wetterhoun Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

Wetterhoun Health Concerns

Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd), Epilepsy

Wetterhoun Temperament and Behaviour

The Wetterhoun is a quiet, calm, and docile dog that makes a great companion animal. They are not overly active and get along well with children and other pets. While they are generally quiet and well-behaved, Wetterhouns can quickly sound the alarm if an intruder is detected.

Wetterhoun Activity Requirements

Wetterhouns are small, short-haired herding dogs that originated in Holland. They are intelligent and playful, and they make excellent family pets. Wetterhouns are active, but not particularly high-energy. A daily walk or jog can help to keep them healthy. They are also well-suited for apartment living. If you are looking for a friendly, companionable dog, consider adopting or purchasing an adult Wetterhoun. These dogs are loving and devoted, and they love nothing more than spending time with their families.

Miles Per Day

10 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Wetterhoun is part of the Foundation Stock Service group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wetterhoun is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Wetterhoun is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wetterhoun is part of the Unclassified group.

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