Markiesje Dog Pictures and Information

The Markiesje is a beautiful dog that is well proportioned. The coat of this breed will almost always be black, even though it may sometimes have white patches as well.


Markiesje Dog Description

The coat is also shiny and brilliant when it is cared for. The Markiesje is a Dutch breed that was recently developed. It is a breed that is mixed with both spaniel and poodle. It is commonly used on farms, and it has finally become accepted by the Dutch Kennel Club. The Markiesje should not be taller than 16 inches, and it will weigh up to 13 pounds. The Markiesje is one of the newest breeds to be created in the Netherlands and is not well known outside of this country.


Also Known As

  • Dutch Tulip Hound
  • Hollandse Tulphond

Country of Origin

The Netherlands


The Markiesje is a small breed that makes an excellent retriever. It can also function as a good gundog. However, these dogs are typically used as pets because of their impressive looks, intelligence, and miniature size. These dogs are joyful and love to play. It is also friendly and makes an excellent family dog. These dogs are also easy to train, and will quickly respond to commands given to them by their owners. These dogs are friendly towards everyone, though there is no current information available on how they behave with other dogs or pets. If they are socialized while they are puppies, they should not have a problem getting along with your other pets.

Health Problems

There are no health problems that are specific to this breed. Little is known about their life expectancy, though they may not live longer than 15 years. The health problems that they may suffer from are generally common to all dog breeds.


While the Markiesje will live comfortably in an apartment or small home, they still need lots of exercises. They enjoy running and will need to be mentally stimulated as well. Owners will want to take them on long walks, and they should be unleashed in a safe area to run around and exercise. Due to their small size, these dogs can run fast and are quick and agile. A Markiesje that spends too much time inside may become unhealthy. Apartment owners will want to make sure this dog gets lots of exercise on a regular basis.

Special Grooming Needs

The coat of these dogs should be brushed or combed on a consistent basis. You will want to take them to the veterinarian often to make sure there are no growth problems, and there teeth and nails should be cared for as well.