History  

Stabijhoun, probably from the "sta-mij-bij" (stand by me). The correct old friesian genomic name was Stabijhûn - but "distorted" by the Dutch Kennel Club to Stabijhoun after the EnglishHound. Like Kleiner Münsterländern in Germany was Stabijhound in Holland - the "poor" man's dog. The breed was called farm dog, if the owner was a farmer and hunting dog if the owner had the proffesion as a hunter.

When the breed from 1800 began to be described in the literature, it stemmed probably from the spaniel, which came to the country during the Spanish occupation. For example: written breed even in Italiens FCI list as Spaniel Olandese. Since long ago described color and coat as two-colored: either black and white or brown and white (although orange is allowed ist.f. brown). A typical mixture of races was Stabij with Wetterhoun or Friesisk Curly-coated.

 In 1942 90% of the total population was said, not entirely "pure bred". Thanks to some hardworking enthusiasts (Mr. Toepels, Mr. Jan Bos and Bertus de Graaf) were the two breeds devided inte Wetter and Stabij .. A list of breeding criteria were made the same year, which was approved by the Dutch Kennel Club 1945. A breeding program was completed in 1947 and the club NVSW started. 20 Stabijhoun registered - compared with the current figure, which is about 3500 in Holland.
 

Breeding  

Two males can be said to be the basis for the Stabijer we have today: Pieter NHSB 228 968 -53 black and white. Four litters with a total of 25 puppies. Johnny NHSB 227 619 -54 black and white. Eleven litters of 57 puppies

 Kennel Fen't Hounehiem succeeded with his G-litter to play a major role in its further breeding. Breeding Management was above mentioned Pieters daughter Elskeh fen't Hounehiem, who along with Johnny had a litter of nine puppies. Three of the males in the litter got about 60 children and three of the females accounted for five litters.

 Today one thinksa lot of the genetic breeding base, which was not normal just 30-40 years ago. The word "matador breeding" was something you did not realize the extent of. For example a male was born in 1971, Kast Fen't Hounehiem received 58 litters with an amount of 390 pups in total. Correspondence was then in most countries with "small" races. Within Kleiner Münsterländer was such a widely used male with approximately 340 puppies as well as his brother who got over 100 puppies in Sweden.

 Hand in hand with the matador breeding eventually problems with inbreeding occured. For Stabijens part started hip problems, epilepsy. Problems also appeared in that some were "extremely scared" /afraid of things they weren’t used to. Inbreeding was often over 25%. In the year 1978 was therefore a strict breeding program (now more FAC), which then as a first step, reduced the inbreeding ceiling to 12%.
Nowadays this will be much lower!

 According to my views it’s important to know as much as possible about the breed, before one starts to think about breeding. Trying to know as far as possible about genetic inheritance in diseases is obvious. Colours are inherited in an easier way and can not be influenced by the environment. Externally there is a breed standard as the basis, although some things may be a matter of what the breeder himself wants to "type". Homogeneity in a litter is a trademark, in order to at least endeavored to find so homogen parents as possible - specially in pure out-breeding.

 Inventory of dogs that are used into breeding, like in the home country the Netherlands, should not be a utopia for Sweden - especially considering that we are in the beginning of a new race for us! Having a breeding conference is a great start, and later hopefully develop into a "breedingday" where all the litters are invited. In Holland they arrange this twice a year, where the dogs in the litter - not individual dog, is reviewed by a judge. Something to strive for - even with us!

   

     

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