Deutsch Drahthaar

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Deutsch Drahthaar History

The Deutsch Drahthaar is a large German breed of spitz-type working dog. The dogs, who weigh between 40 and 70 kg (88 and 154 lb), are physically strong and agile. The Deutsch Drahthaar is a very old breed of spitz-type hound. The exact origins of this breed are unknown, though it is thought to have developed in the German states of Bavaria, Baden, Hesse, and Thuringia, and parts of Austria, during the middle and late 1600s. The breed was originally used for hunting purposes, but in later years it was also used to guard the home and farm. The Deutsch Drahthaar is a very large, very strong, and very fast working dog. The dogs are very intelligent and are extremely versatile. The popularity of the Deutsch Drahthaar has declined somewhat in modern times, but it is still used as a working and sporting dog.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin



Pointer, Pudelpointer

Deutsch Drahthaar Physical Characteristics

The Deutsch Drahthaar is a small, medium-to-large-sized breed of hunting hound that typically measures between 17 and 20 inches at the withers and between 40 and 60 pounds in weight. They have a muscular, compact body and an athletic build with long, narrow, upright ears, long, tapering muzzle, and a bushy tail that curls over the back. The skin of the Deutsch Drahthaar is wrinkled, loose, and thick, and they have dark brown, almond shaped eyes. They are a good hunter that has a keen sense of smell, but they can be aggressive toward people if not properly socialized. They should not be housed with small animals.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Pied, Black, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 24 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 22 – 25 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 60 – 70 lbs

Female Weight Range: 60 – 70 lbs

Deutsch Drahthaar Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

Deutsch Drahthaar Health Concerns

Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd), Shoulder Osteochondrosis, Eye Conditions

Deutsch Drahthaar Temperament and Behaviour

The Deutsch Drahthaar is a high energy, high drive working dog. They are extremely protective of their families and will not hesitate to act aggressively if they feel threatened. They are highly trainable and excel at a variety of tasks, including hunting, tracking, and search and rescue. This breed is also very intelligent and responds well to reward-based dog training.

Deutsch Drahthaar Activity Requirements

The Deutsch Drahthaar is a medium-sized hunting dog that is known for its intelligence and versatility. They are natural hunters and excel at tracking, pointing, and retrieving. The Deutsch Drahthaar requires moderate to high exercise. They are smart and athletic, and are happiest when they are working. While they can live in apartments, they do best when they have a home with a yard where they can run freely. They need an outlet for their energy, and they will often find ways to entertain themselves. If you are considering a Deutsch Drahthaar, be sure you can provide the exercise and attention they need. This is a high-energy, intelligent, and tireless breed of dog. They require regular mental and physical stimulation in order to be happy.

Miles Per Day

10 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Deutsch Drahthaar is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Deutsch Drahthaar is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Deutsch Drahthaar is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Deutsch Drahthaar is part of the Unclassified group.

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