Weight: 44 - 66 lbs.
Height: 16" - 20"
Life Span: 12 - 14 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Also Known As: Deutscher Wachtelhund, German Quail Dog
Category: Companion Dog
The German Spaniel is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.
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.
The German Spaniel is often referred to as a Quail Hound, but serves as a general bird dog.