German Spaniel

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German Spaniel
Deutscher Wachtel 2.jpg
German Spaniel
Other namesDeutscher Wachtelhund
Deutscher Wachtel
German Quail Dog
OriginGermany
Traits
Weight 18–25 kg (40–55 lb)
Height Male 48–54 cm (19–21 in)
Female 45–52 cm (18–20 in)
Coat Mostly wavy
Color Solid Brown/red; Roan (brown and white or red and white).
Classification / standards
FCI standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The German Spaniel, also known as the Deutscher Wachtelhund (which means German quail dog in German), is a medium size spaniel type of gun dog that was developed in Germany around 1890.[1]

Colours[change | change source]

These dogs are usually brown/red coloured and may have some white marks, they have a wavy coat of hair and look very similar to their cousin, the Field Spaniel.[2]

Temperment[change | change source]

German Spaniels are rarely kept only as pets as these dogs are almost always used as hunting dogs and, like all spaniel hunting dogs, require a lot of excercise.[3] However, they are usually gentle but brave and can make good pets around people and other dogs if trained at a young age.[4]

Numbers[change | change source]

German Spaniels are quite rare outside of their native country with only around 100 dogs registered in North America as of 2013.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "German Spaniel". petguide.com. Retrieved 16 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Deutscher Wachtelhund". AKC. Retrieved 16 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "German Spaniel". dogzone.com. Retrieved 16 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "German Spaniel". 101dogbreeds.com. Retrieved 16 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)