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Deutsche Wachtelhund

Size: Medium

Weight: 44 - 66 lbs.

Height: 16" - 20"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Germany

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Hound / Gun Dog

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Deutsche Wachtelhund is an active breed that will need room to run. Several long walks and play sessions per day are recommended.

Grooming Needs

The Deutsche Wachtelhund requires frequent brushing. Trim hair between toes.

Temperament

Wachtelhunds make loving family companions that are sociable toward most people. They are good, versatile hunters.

Compatibility with Kids

Generally good with children.

History

The Wachtelhund is the only remaining descendant of the Stober breed. The breed is used in Germany to hunt feathered game, as well as wild boars, foxes and hares. Bred in the 1880s as an attempt to revive the Stoberhunting breed. Wachtelhund translates into "quail dog." This dog is considered a rare breed."

Pet Facts

In Germany, this breed is required to go through several rounds of hunting tests as a juvenile and must obtain good scores in order to be bred.