During the Spanish occupation, hunting dogs were taken by the Spaniards, who were known in our history for a long time under the name Spanjoels or Spioenen. They were rather small, Spanielachtige dogs, which were mainly used for hunting feather game. At that time, the hunt was still mainly with the net or with the help of a falcon or other bird-birds. The tasks of the Spioenen were diverse. In the first place they urged the wild.
Was it about hunting with the net then, after the dog had localized the wild, he expected him to lie down for the wild. The term ' leghond ' comes from here as well. The hunters were thus given the opportunity to pull the net over both the dog and the birds. If it concerned hunting with a bird of prey, then the dog was expected to ' bump ' the birds so that they chose the airspace. The birds killed by the bird of prey were then searched by the dog and brought to the hunter.
These ancient Spioenen are considered to be the ancestors of the contemporary spaniels, and of various standing dog breeds. The standing dogs would have emerged from the crossing of the early spaniels with initially the Perdiguero de Burgos (the spaniel of Burgos), a zwaargebouwde Spanish pointer, from which later in the various countries and regions developed their own variety Was.
In Drenthe The Spanjoel eventually developed into the contemporary Drentsche Partridge dog. The variety has been remarkable uniform throughout all times. This was probably partly due to the fact that Drenthe and the northern provinces surrounding it were a rather secluded region and the Drentsche spaniel was then bred fairly pure. It is possible that some blood was exchanged with the Heath guard in Germany.
Besides food for the large flocks of sheep, the moorland moors also cared for quite a lot of wildlife. It is therefore not surprising that a lot of professional hunters milling about at that time. In these people, the Drentsche Partridge Dog was a beloved dog, not least because he was so versatile. Although it is a standing hunting dog, his work did not stop at the front of the game. To say that the dogs are looking for the wild to be blown away, keeping their nose and head high. At the moment they have localized the wild they remain dead silent, the head and neck in the continuation of their back, the tail often upward and sometimes with one front paw pointing in the direction of the wild. So the dog remains standing until the hunter is approached. Then he shot the game, so that the Huntsman could drive a shot at it.
In England they often use a retriever to fetch the loot, but ' our Dutch are frugal '. Why do several dogs keep on when one dog also Majid it alone? So also as Apporteerder stood the Drentsche Partridge dog its male. In addition, he was excellent for working in a rougher area and schroomde not the water work either. The dog was also expected to guard the yard in his spare time.
Dutch people are known for their sober mentality and almost all of our breeds are dogs without too much frills, a peasant dog. The Drentsche Patrijshondvormt thereupon no exception. He had to do his work, did it excellently, and according to the Drenten it was not necessary to introduce foreign blood to improve the dog. Outside the region the dog was hardly known, he just heard in the landscape of Drenthe. This exception continued until well into the 20th century, when there was eventually some interest in this (then not yet recognized) breed in the rest of the hunting Netherlands.
Like many Dutch varieties, the Drentsche Partridge Dog has also flourished during the dark years of the Second World War. In silent resistance to the German oppressor, flower boxes were planted with orange marigolds and marigolds, and the appreciation for everything from homegrown land was enormous, including the indigenous dog breeds. However disastrous the war has been, it has resulted in a number of races being brought back into the spotlight at the time. In the middle of the war, in 1943, an inventory of the breed took place and on 15 May 1943 the Drentsche Partridge Dog in the Netherlands was officially recognized as a breed.
On 15 May 1943 the breed was officially recognized by the Board of directors in Kynologisch area. This was strongly promoted by Mrs M.C.S. Baronesse van Hardenbroek from Nuenen and Mr CE of hake Jr. From Enschede and P.B.V. Quartero GP in Rotterdam. The breed is related to a.o. The heathland and the Brittany Français. On 5 June 1948, the first breed club was established, the Dutch Association "the Drentsche Partridge Dog".
Nowadays, the Drentsche Partridge Dog in our own country has long been no unknown appearance anymore. Here he is not only valued for his hunting qualities, but in many cases he is also kept as an excellent family dog. Still, however, you will encounter relatively little Drenten outside the Netherlands, although he is clearly engaged in an advance. In The United States, the Dellosa is even mentioned on the list of rare varieties.