Here you can find information on the Frisian Pointer in general, and on our dogs in particular. The Stabyhoun is a continental pointing dog that originates from the Netherlands. It's a pleasant family companion as well as an excellent working dog. But since it's a rare breed, it's not well known for its working abilities. With our kennel, we aim to contribute to the breed itself, and with our site to its familiarity as a working dog.
The interest from abroad for the wonderful Stabyhoun dogbreed, is increasing. Also increasing is the number of emails we get with requests for information regarding character, behaviour, qualities and of course: how to obtain a puppy.
I was spending so much time answering these questions, that I decided to put the answers to more people's use, by converting them into website content. I hope it will be of use to you as well.
Updates will be posted below:
Today Toet gave birth to 9 puppies: 4 males and 5 females. See the Skarlún litter, in Dutch but you get the picture. All puppies are spoken for.
Went on a walk this morning with Meiske, Toet and daughter/sister Meike. It was fun! Made a photo report of it.
Best wishes for 2017 to all our visitors. The year we hope to welcome the Skarlún litter.
The sun was shining, so we went for a hike. See the pictures pages.
More pictures added on the pictures pages.
Added some more pictures of our lodgers. Fenna's ears are plucked which makes a lot of difference.
Fenna came to stay again, this time accompanied by her delightful daughter Sanne of 8 months. There are pictures on the new picture pages for 2016.
We wish you a wonderful 2016, may this year bring what you're hoping for.
I can't believe it has been eight years since the first Sudewyn puppies were born: the Sinnige litter. Warm birthday greetings to Boet, Max, Syp, Jitse, Mirte, Maika, Famke, Laske, Stibbe and Fryske.
About six weeks ago, Winske Baike fan'e Sudewyn came back to us, Meiske's daughter. We call her Toet and today she got her own page on this site. I've also added a pictures page for 2015.
Pictures from 2014 and 2013 have been added to the picture pages. It was a bit emotional for me since two dogs are no longer with us. But I enjoyed seeing them again. Beautiful memories!
The site has been modified drastically. Not so much in appearance, but all te more in management. I won't bother you with technical details about PHP-scripting or MySQL databases, but you might find the changed picture pages interesting, the wider structure of the whole site and the fact that it is now mobile friendly. I will be busy tweaking things for a while and fix broken links and add missing data. Other updates are scheduled after that.
Thisafternoon we had to make the difficult decision to let Mickie go. She reached the blessed age of 13,5. Her condition deteriorated quickly lately and I suspect she had a belly full of cancer. The vet agreed with me that treatment wasn't the answer. Mickie was the most wonderful dog anyone can imagine. We had such good times and so much fun. She has lived a long and full life. We are at peace with her passing but boy, will we miss her!
The Warbere litter became 4 years of age today. Congratulations Barre, Siebe, Eke, Floortje en Meiske!
Have a wonderful and super 2015 everyone!
With great sadness I announce the passing of Marre this evening. She developed a limp 6 weeks ago. The vet couldn't find what was wrong, rest did not help. When the limp became worse, X-rays showed irregularities around the femur, which turned out to be bonecancer. A check-up tonight showed a broken thigh bone, caused by the cancer. We couldn't let our sweet girl suffer any longer. We will miss her so much ...
We wish you a very happy and healthy 2014!
It's going to be a while, but I couldn't wait to announce the name of the next litter. I love it: the Skarlún litter!