Staby originates from Friesland and in particular from the Frisian forest area, a region in the southeast and east of Friesland. The breed has long been known in these parts, but has only become more famous since the sixties outside Friesland. Already in the nineteenth century in various texts (eg Joost Halbertsma, Waling Dijkstra and Nynke fan Hichtum) reported "Bijke" which was described as a "long-haired piebald", including "a child's friend" and a "good hunting dog". The ancestors can most likely be traced to the spanjoel (or spaniel), who had come during the Spanish occupation to the north. There is probably a strong relationship between the Staby, the Small Munsterlander, and the Drentsche Patrijshond. Staby were used for hunting moles, rats and skunks, as a watchdog and as a pest exterminator in the yard and around the house.
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We welcome everyone who is interested in the breed, to become a member of our club.
Membership for year 2021 costs 25€ and €10 for a family member. Stabyhoun
Club of Finland account is FI0310293000340926, use reference number 3308. Please fill in the membership form here!
Events in 2021
Stabicamp and Club Show for members has been postponed to September 2021. This is due to the regional recommendation that the health authorities have given for COVID-19.
Stabicamp has been postponed to 10-12.9.2021 and Club Show to 12.9.2021.
The registration to both events are open.
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