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door Gijsbert

Van Rubensdael Drentsche Patrijshondenkennel from Hellevoetsluis is started by the proud owners Gijsbert en Hester Van Luinen-de Rooij.

The name Van Rubensdael is derived from our first Drent Ruben Max van de Sebastiaanshoeve.  With him it all started in decmeber 2010. We were looking for a buddy for our Golden Retreiever Floss. Met hem is het “allemaal” begonnen in december 2010. Het leek ons goed om voor onze Golden Retriever een maatje te zoeken.  We wanted a rescue dog.  A fine thought to give a dog in need a new chance.

Ruben-MaxIn our search for a proper dog we ran into Ruben Max on the Internet.  An eight year old male who needed  a new home due to circumstances. We were immediately interested in Max.  We contacted the breeder by phone to make an appointment. We Floss and Max met they likes eachother immediatelly. And just as important between Max and us it clicked right away



To our surprise, we were allowed to take Max home the same day. The breeder had a little request. She wanted to breed a litter with Max as the father. ” Can agree on that..” ?

Of course we agreed and thus entered a whole new world.
Max was medically checked. It was perfect.  The HD test came with very good results:  HD-A, Norberg value 40.  Max “had to” go to a dogshow  to score a Very Good or Excellent to meet the breeding qualifications. We particpated the clubmatch of 2011. Max would start in the Veteran Class. In this class a number of males with champion titles were also registered.We shouldn’t have any illisions, we only wanted a “Very Good” qualification. So exciting ans new to us!  What happened next we never could have imagined.. Max became first with an “Excellent” qualification!


Eva-JachthondenshowYou can guess the rest..; Max had his breeding qualifications.   On july 15  2011 Max became father to 8 healthy  Drent pups. One of the male pups joined our pack. Meanwhile our pack has been expanded with two females Eva and Veerle. We hope to breed Eva’s first litter spring 2015.

Ruben Max was the reason we were seized for kynology. We think it is a good idea to name our kennel to him; Van Rubensdael, Drentsche Patrijshondenkennel.


As breeders we follow the guidlines from our kennelclub. Hester did graduate for KK1 (Kynological Knowledge 1)



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