Kooikerhondjes are cheerful, good-natured, friendly, quiet, well-behaved, and alert. Depending on its domestic environment, it is kind, happy, and lively. They are also intelligent, attentive, and more than willing to please their owner.
The Kooikerhondje is a generally healthy breed, Hereditary necrotizing myelopathy, known as ENM or Kooiker paralysis, a degenerative spinal disease. Polymyositis, is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic muscle inflammation.
Intelligent, Active, Benevolent, Agile, Alert, Territorial
Though they're generally adaptable and enjoy a leisurely stroll, they do need daily exercise and mental stimulation.
The Kooikerhondje was developed in the Netherlands sometime prior to the 16th century to be a breed to lure ducks into traps - a technique also called tolling
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