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Dutch Partridge Dogs

Also known as a Drent or Drentsche Patrijshond, these dogs are a lovable hunting breed from the Netherlands. They are a versatile pointer and retriever, and they make an excellent family dog as well.

The breed has strong hunting instincts, however, they tend to be more relaxed at home than many other hunting dogs. Although Drents are happiest while hunting, a brisk walk or run around the park will also suffice. They are very attached to their family, loyal, love children, and have a sweet disposition.


Jim Johnstone, a lifetime member of the Drentsche Patrijshond Club of North America
(DPCNA) was first introduced to the Drents in 2005 and received his first female Dutches, from the Netherlands in 2006. Jim's wife Heather Chapman, later became involved with the Drents and together they started Bayberry Kennel. Heather has become Jim's website/computer technician, secretary and most importantly, the puppy midwife. Since that time, Bayberry Kennel has grown to include four dogs and the first litter of pupies was born in 2011.

The DPCNA is growing in North America and is currently recognized by the
American Kennel Club (AKC). For news and events on the Drents across North America check out


Jim & the pack


A new litter was just born on Oct 22, 2016. This will be our last litter and we have a few pups that are not yet spoken for. If you are interested you can email or call us at 902-756-2929, but do so soon before they are all booked.

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