Dutch Smoushond Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Dutch Smoushond Dog and want to know if a Dutch Smoushond is suitable for your household?

Use the Dutch Smoushond information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Dutch Smoushond and more.

Dutch Smoushond Facts

  • Name: Dutch Smoushond
  • Other Names: Dutch Ratter, Hollandse Smoushond
  • Origin: Netherlands
  • Breed Group: Terrier
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Dutch Smoushond Dog Facts

Dutch Smoushond Information

The Dutch Smoushond has a long, double coat of protective, rugged, coarse, wiry hair giving the dog a carefree, untidy appearance. The color is straw-yellow. Long, straight, wiry hair forms a beard, mustache and eyebrows. The back of the forelegs are thinly feathered. The small eyes are bright with black-pigmented lids. The nose and lips are black and the eyes are dark. The feet are small and rounded. The ears are triangular, set high on the head. The firm, straight forelegs and flexible hind legs are well-muscled. The skull is slightly rounded, with a distinct stop and a moderately long muzzle. The jaws are strong. When the dog is relaxed, the tail hangs limply. The cat-like feet are compact and covered with long hair. The forehead is strong and slightly rounded. The body is well balanced and close to the ground.

This easy care, obedient house-dog is a friendly and charming companion. The Smoushond tends to be quiet with those he does not know, but is loving with those that he does know. This skillful, intelligent dog has considerable adaptability. It is alert with a sense of humor. Dependent, sober and sensitive, it makes a good watchdog. Do not allow this dog to become yappy. They need to be corrected if their barking becomes obsessive. They get along well with children and happily accept the family cat. Most Dutch Smoushond get along well with other dogs. The Dutch Smoushond is eager to please, which means training it is not hard. It is important, though, to ensure that you are consistent toward it because some can try to take over if they get an idea that their handler is rather easy-going. Proper human to canine communication is essential.

What to do if you lose your Dutch Smoushond

If your Dutch Smoushond Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Contact the local vets to see if someone has handed in your lost pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Dutch Smoushond

If you find a Dutch Smoushond Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound near to your suburb.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.