Deutscher Wachtelhund

Deutscher Wachtelhund is a versatile and friendly dog breed originating from Germany. These dogs are fairly rare and if you are interested in getting one be prepared for a long wait. These dogs are natural hunters and very adaptable. They fit best into a countryside area but will adapt to any living conditions if their needs are met. Deutscher Wachtelhunds are great family dogs that require a lot of attention. If you leave Deutscher Wachtelhund for too long alone they can develop separation anxiety. In most cases, these dogs are used for waterfowl hunting.

FUN FACT: These dogs also go by the name – German Spaniel.

Deutscher Wachtelhund


18–21 in (45–54 cm)

Deutscher Wachtelhund


40–55 lb (18–25 kg)

Deutscher Wachtelhund



Deutscher Wachtelhund

Life Expectancy:

12-14 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Deutscher Wachtelhunds have a medium-long coat that is thick and harsh. These dogs should be brushed weekly to keep the dog looking good and to avoid tangles and mats.

Deutscher Wachtelhund coat colors:

  • Solid brown
  • Brown roan

You will also have to check their ears regularly for any signs of infections (bad odor, redness, etc.). You can wipe their ears with the cotton ball dipped into an ear cleaner. Deutscher Wachtelhund teeth should be brushed weekly to remove tartar build-up and to secure fresh breath and healthy gums. Their nails should be trimmed when you hear their nails clicking on the floor.


Deutscher Wachtelhund dogs are very active and they will enjoy all fun daily activities. You can take them on long walks, play with them in the house or throw them ball outside – whatever you choose your dog will enjoy and be happy. If their daily physical needs are met you will have the most lovable dog with whom you will not have any problems.


To ensure that you end up with the best possible dog, early socialization is a must. Start socializing your Deutscher Wachtelhund as soon as you bring him home. With proper socialization, you will ensure that your dog doesn't become shy or aggressive. Expose your Deutscher Wachtelhund to many different dogs, people, sight, and sounds and that will teach him how to properly react in many different situations.

Deutscher Wachtelhund and kids

As a pet, the Deutscher Wachtelhund can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. Especially they love kids and they can be great playing partners for them. Deutscher Wachtelhund is best suited for a household with older kids who knows how to properly interact with the dog.

No matter how good your dog is you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)

Deutscher Wachtelhund and other animals

Deutscher Wachtelhund gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs. Since this is a hunting dog in some cases Deutscher Wachtelhund can start chasing smaller animals.


Deutscher Wachtelhunds are generally healthy dogs but like most of the dog breeds in the world, they can suffer from some health problems. Those problems include:

  • Allergies
  • Ear infections
  • Skin problems

If you want to get a puppy with the best possible health you should never buy him from an irresponsible dog breeder. Official and responsible dog breeders regularly check their breeding dogs and they will not breed dogs if there is a possibility that the puppies will end up with inherited diseases.

Deutscher Wachtelhund breeders

When getting a dog, the most important thing is to get it from a responsible and reputable Deutscher Wachtelhund breeder.  Responsible breeders will breed dogs that don’t only look good but have great characters as well. You must find a good Deutscher Wachtelhund breeder that can help you learn about this breed and make an informed choice about getting a dog with these characteristics. 

Buying a dog from a responsible breeder will cost you more money, but you can be sure that you will get a healthy puppy. If you are unable to buy a dog, we advise you to search for local animal shelters because there is a chance you can find Deutscher Wachtelhund dog in it.


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Updated at13.05.2021.