At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 44 - 66 lbs.

Height: 16" - 20"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Deutsche Wachtelhund

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Origin: Germany

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: 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.

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

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

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

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


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