The Markiesje is an authentic Dutch Spaniel whose origin can be traced back to the Middle Ages. The Markiesje is finely built, black, elegant and intelligent. Cheerful and curious as long as it receives enough attention from its owner - this breed is 'under reconstruction'. Registration is done by the Dutch Kennel Club in a temporary register.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Nederlandse Markiesjes Vereninging
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
At this time this breed is not recognized by the FCI, AKC or The Kennel Club.
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
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Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
Breeding rules are located on club website for the breed (Nederlandse Markiesjes Vereniging)
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Netherlands: Nederlandse Markiesjes Vereninging