Doggy Back Writers The Hondsrug region stretches from Groningen in the north to Coevorden in the south and comprises five separate areas, each with its own unique characteristics. So what's that got to do with our music? Well, nothing, to be honest. But we are musicians who live on "the Hondsrug", a region in the north east of the Netherlands. Dogs back is a translation of the Dutch word "Hondsrug". And "Doggy back" is a pun of words. Cheers! The Doggy Back Writers.