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There are around 5,000 dogs registered with the breed club in the Netherlands, but they are not as common in other parts of the world.
These dogs make great family dogs and companions. While they have a strong hunting instinct, they have an ability to relax in the home, and they're known to be good with children. They announce visitors and will protect their family if need be, but they're not known for being aggressive.
This is a good breed for someone wanting an active dog that requires both physical and mental exercise. They like to have access to a place to run, and they excel in agility, hunting, tracking, and even dog sledding. Given proper stimulation and exercise they still tend to be calm indoors, and generally love to sit on the couch watching TV with their family.
~ Maria Sadowski ~