Weight: 44 - 66 lbs.
Height: 16" - 20"
Life Span: 12 - 14 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Also Known As: No Nicknames.
Group: Hound / Gun Dog
Category: Companion Dog, Hunting
The Deutsche Wachtelhund is an active breed that will need room to run. Several long walks and play sessions per day are recommended.
The Deutsche Wachtelhund requires frequent brushing. Trim hair between toes.
Wachtelhunds make loving family companions that are sociable toward most people. They are good, versatile hunters.
Compatibility with Kids
Generally good with children.
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."
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.