Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Kooikerhondje Contributor(s): The Kennel Club Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in the Netherlands, specifically for the flushing and retrieving of birds (ducks and geese). Nearly became extinct during the two World Wars. Predominant use today for enticing ducks into traps to enable banding and identification. Even tempered and friendly with a well insulated undercoat covered with a heavy and luxurious topcoat. Will require regular grooming. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Kooikerhondje Club of Great Britain: www.kooikerhondje.org.uk/. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search.