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German Spaniel

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: Deutscher Wachtelhund, German Quail Dog

Group: Sporting

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The German Spaniel is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


The German Spaniel tends to be an active dog with the same type of temperament as the English Springer Spaniel. It is more often kept as a working dog, rather than a household companion.

Compatibility with Kids

May be too rambunctious for small children


During the late 1800s, German breeders attempted to refresh the Stober, a Spaniel noted for its scent-following skills. Today it is a rare breed almost entirely owned by German hunters and gamekeepers.

Pet Facts

The German Spaniel is often referred to as a Quail Hound, but serves as a general bird dog.