Dutch Smoushond Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Dutch Smoushond so you can get to know the breed more.

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Origin Netherlands flag Netherlands
Other Names
What other names does the Dutch Smoushond have?
Hollandse Smoushond Dutch Ratter
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Dutch Smoushond Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Dutch Smoushond puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Dutch Smoushond, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Dutch Smoushond for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Dutch Smoushond gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Dutch Smoushond?
Average: The Dutch Smoushond is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Dutch Smoushond Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Dutch Smoushond weigh? Dutch Smoushond weight:
20-22 pounds (9-10 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Dutch Smoushond? Dutch Smoushond average weight:
21 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Dutch Smoushond? Dutch Smoushond height:
14-17 inches (35-42 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Dutch Smoushond average height:
15.5 inches (38.5 cm)

Dutch Smoushond Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Dutch Smoushond have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Rough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Dutch Smoushond's coat?
Yellow
Grooming
How to groom the Dutch Smoushond and how often?
Easy to groom: The Dutch Smoushond doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Dutch Smoushond is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Dutch Smoushond dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Hollandse Smoushond?
Dutch Smoushonds are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Dutch Smoushond need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Dutch Smoushond every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Dutch Smoushond Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Dutch Smoushond have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Affectionate Lively Friendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Dutch Smoushond? Are they intelligent?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Dutch Smoushond dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Dutch Smoushonds are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Dutch Smoushonds are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Dutch Smoushond sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Dutch Smoushonds don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Dutch Smoushonds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Hollandse Smoushond need? Dutch Smoushond social needs:
Dutch Smoushonds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Dutch Smoushond dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Hollandse Smoushond bark?
Low to Average: The Dutch Smoushond rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Dutch Smoushond good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Dutch Smoushonds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Dutch Smoushond dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Dutch Smoushonds strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Dutch Smoushond bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Hollandse Smoushond? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Dutch Smoushond? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Dutch Smoushond has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Dutch Smoushond has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Dutch Smoushond bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Dutch Smoushond do?
Dutch Smoushonds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Dutch Smoushonds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Dutch Smoushond to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Dutch Smoushond roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Dutch Smoushond is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Dutch Smoushond have high prey drive?
Dutch Smoushonds have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Dutch Smoushond good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Dutch Smoushond breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Dutch Smoushonds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Dutch Smoushonds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Dutch Smoushond Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Dutch Smoushond temperament with other people:
Dutch Smoushonds are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Dutch Smoushond dogs get along with other pets? Are Dutch Smoushond dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Dutch Smoushonds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Dutch Smoushond dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Dutch Smoushond temperament with children:
Dutch Smoushonds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Dutch Smoushond dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Dutch Smoushonds are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Dutch Smoushond good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Dutch Smoushond dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Dutch Smoushonds are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Dutch Smoushond is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Dutch Smoushond breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Dutch Smoushonds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Dutch Smoushonds good office dogs? Do Dutch Smoushonds make good office friendly dogs? Can Dutch Smoushonds be office dogs?
No
Dutch Smoushond is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Dutch Smoushond dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Hollandse Smoushond temperament with senior people? Are Dutch Smoushond dogs good for elderly owners?
Dutch Smoushonds are usually recommended for elderly people.

Dutch Smoushond Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Dutch Smoushond dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Dutch Smoushonds tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Dutch Smoushond breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Dutch Smoushond see the vet?
Frequent
The Dutch Smoushond should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Dutch Smoushond dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Dutch Smoushond be? What is the age limit of the Dutch Smoushond? How many years can the oldest Dutch Smoushond live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Dutch Smoushond: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Dutch Smoushond breed hypoallergenic?
No
Dutch Smoushonds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Dutch Smoushond have? What is the activity level of the Dutch Smoushond?
Dutch Smoushonds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Dutch Smoushond dogs require per day?
Dutch Smoushonds have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Dutch Smoushonds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Dutch Smoushond need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Dutch Smoushond risk for obesity:
Low: The Dutch Smoushond has good luck with genetics. This breed doesn't need to worry about obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Dutch Smoushond's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Dutch Smoushond has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Dutch Smoushond drool?
The Dutch Smoushond is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Dutch Smoushond As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Dutch Smoushond be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Dutch Smoushond is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Dutch Smoushond be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Dutch Smoushond be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Dutch Smoushond is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Dutch Smoushond be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Dutch Smoushond is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Dutch Smoushond be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Dutch Smoushond is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Dutch Smoushond be a boat dog?

Not really

Dutch Smoushond breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Dutch Smoushond be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Dutch Smoushond is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Dutch Smoushond dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Dutch Smoushond Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Dutch Smoushond: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Dutch Smoushond have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

Dutch Smoushond Recognition

AKC Group
Is Dutch Smoushond recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Dutch Smoushond recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section.

Dutch Smoushond Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Dutch Smoushond breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Dutch Smoushond doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Dutch Smoushonds are low shedders.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low: The Dutch Smoushond has good luck with genetics.
  • Child Friendly: Dutch Smoushonds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Dutch Smoushonds are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Dutch Smoushonds are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Dutch Smoushonds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Dutch Smoushonds tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Dutch Smoushonds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Dutch Smoushond is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Dutch Smoushonds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Dog Friendly: Dutch Smoushonds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Dutch Smoushond is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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