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Scientific name  Canis lupus familiaris
Higher classification  Dog
Origin  Netherlands
Rank  Breed
Markiesje looking upward while on the grass

Similar  Dutch Smoushond, Kooikerhondje, Wetterhoun, Stabyhoun, Drentse Patrijshond

Markiesje dog breed

A Markiesje, also known as Dutch Tulip Hound, is believed to be an old dog breed. On several paintings dating from the 17th and 18th century a small, black dog resembling a Markiesje can be seen. However, the Markiesje - as currently known - has only been bred actively since the mid 1970s.


Markiesje wearing a collar with a brown pendant

The Markiesje was accepted by the Dutch "Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland" as an official breed but it is not yet accepted by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. The "Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland" can be translated as "Board of Directors on cynological matters in the Netherlands". This organization acts as the official Dutch Kennel Club.

Markiesje sitting on the floor


A black and white Markiesje looking afar

The Dutch "Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland" categorized Markiesje as a companion dog, not to be confused with a lap dog. The dog likes long walks and runs. Markiesjes are rather alert and will act as watchdog. The dog can be kept with other pets, such as cats and rodents, provided they are introduced properly and trained to accept each other.

An adult Markiesje sitting on the grass while the puppy biting a leash

Markiesje sitting on the ground


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