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The Markiesje is a relatively unknown dog breed that originally comes from the Netherlands. This small breed is known for its loyalty, affection and gentle nature.

History

The Markiesje has been a favorite companion animal in the Netherlands for centuries. The breed is named after the 18th century writer Betje Wolff, who had a Markiesje named 'Cora'. However, the breed was almost extinct by the beginning of the 20th century. Thanks to a few dedicated breeders, the breed was saved and is now once again popular with dog lovers in the Netherlands and abroad.

The Markiesje resembles the King Charles Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel, and may have originated from a cross between the two breeds. It is a small breed, with a height of about 35 cm and a weight of 6-8 kg. The Markiesje has a black or dark brown curly coat and a fluffy tail.

Character

The Markiesje is an excellent companion and companion dog. The breed is very loyal and affectionate, bonding strongly with its owner. The Markiesje is also gentle and patient, making it a good choice for families with children and other pets.

This dog breed needs a moderate amount of exercise. They enjoy walking, running and playing, but are also content with a quiet life in the home. The Markiesje has a good energy balance and adapts to its owner's activity levels.

Health

The Markiesje is generally in good health and does not have any specific health problems that only occur in this breed. However, it is important to have the breed checked regularly by a vet to help detect and treat any health problems early.

Care

The Markiesje has a curly coat that needs regular brushing to prevent tangles and tangles. It is also important to keep the Markiesje's ears clean to prevent infections. This breed has sensitive skin, so it is important to use mild shampoos and conditioners when bathing the dog.

In addition, the Markiesje needs regular exercise and mental stimulation. It is important to walk the dog daily and to offer him sufficient challenge in the form of toys, games and training.

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