Markiesje

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Netherlands
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Markiesje

The Markiesje is a small black dog that many believe dates back to the 17th century. Recent contributions from other breeds have led others to consider the modern Markiesje as a breed that began to develop in the late 1970s, when the breed club was established. This dog is very friendly and gets on well with other animals of all kinds, as well as people of all ages. It's also an active breed that needs a little exercise every day, and can have difficulty in an apartment, larger house and fenced yard.

History of the Markiesje

The history of the Markiesje, also known as the Dutch Tulip Hound or Hollandse Tulphond, a small black companion dog from the Netherlands, is somewhat disputed. Some enthusiasts maintain that it is a very old breed, as evidenced by images that closely resemble this little black dog found in paintings created in the 1600s, although some people dispute this idea, claiming that this dog is very similar in appearance to many types of Spaniels, many of which may have shared a common ancestor. Many breed enthusiasts believe that this breed probably contributed to several other Dutch breeds, such as the Wetterhoun, Stabyhoun and Kooikerhondje, as claimed by the official breed club. Very few documents have been preserved concerning the breeding of these small companion dogs. It is therefore difficult to trace their ancestry accurately. Many people believe that the Markiesje as it stands today is a reconstruction of the original breed that was created when the first breed club was founded by Mrs. van Ederen and Mrs. Westenbrink-Koning in 1979, due to the breed's recent inclusion of dogs such as Chinese Crested Dogs that have been used to expand the gene pool. Although these elegant little pets have not yet been recognized by any of the major breed clubs, they were officially recognized by the Dutch Kennel Club in the Netherlands on May 1, 1999.

Appearance of the Markiesje

The Markiesje is a handsome little dog with a body slightly longer than it is tall, and a feathered tail forming a smooth line with the back. Their head is very slightly elongated, with an almost flat skull and a well-developed muzzle that tapers slightly as it reaches the dog's nose. Markiesje have large, almond-shaped eyes with a gentle expression that can come in virtually any shade of brown and medium-sized, triangular, heavily feathered ears, which are set high on the sides of the head and fall forward, framing the dog's face. The Dutch Tulip Hound's coat is a single layer of smooth black fur of medium length, which may be straight or slightly wavy. White markings are fairly common. Feathers are often seen, not only on the ears and tail of this breed, but also on the hind legs.

Temperament of the Markiesje

These are generally very friendly little dogs, who love everyone and attract attention, but don't tend to be particularly demanding. The Markiesje is gentle and playful with other dogs and with children of all ages. Although all interactions between small children and dogs need to be supervised, this breed is generally very trustworthy with younger children. When left alone at home, they are not prone to separation anxiety, and they generally behave well when taken out in public. Although their small size and friendliness make them popular as family pets, they are also willing to do the work of a hunting dog, easily retrieving small birds. These small dogs are generally too friendly to make a suitable guard dog, but because of their alert nature, they often excel in the role of watchdog, alerting their family to any perceived threats or dangers.

Needs and activities of the Markiesje

The Markiseje is a moderately active breed that needs about an hour of vigorous activity every day to stay happy and healthy. These dogs can keep up with most walks and jogs, but they can also enjoy or even excel in many other canine activities, such as swimming, agility training or acrobatic canine dancing. Although these dogs are rather small, they are often unsuitable as pets in smaller living environments, such as apartments, due to their higher activity and noise levels than some other dogs, and are more likely to thrive in a larger home with a fenced yard.

Maintenance of the Markiesje

This breed is easy to care for single-layer coats that require only occasional bathing. They should be brushed regularly, daily or every 2 days, both to remove excess coat hair and to prevent knots or matting. A firm bristle brush is often the best tool for this dog's smooth coat. It's also important to check the dog's ears regularly to make sure they're clean and dry and, in some cases, to remove excess hair from the inner ear, which will help prevent the development of ear infections.

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