Deutscher Wachtelhund

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Deutscher Wachtelhund History

The Deutscher Wachtelhund is a medium-sized, short-coated, black and tan breed of herding dog. It is also called the “Deutscher Schäferhund”. The Deutscher was officially recognized in 1934 and is a working and general purpose farm and household guardian. It originated in Germany and was used primarily as a livestock guard, but is now also used for search and rescue. The Deutscher is a medium sized, short-coated, black and tan animal, and weighs between 55 and 77 kg (121 and 170 lbs). The expression on the animal’s face is described as “devil-may-care”, with a “foxy” demeanor. The ears are erect, and the tail is bushy. The coat is rough, but comes in a variety of colours, including red, brindle, fawn, grey, and black.

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Deutscher Wachtelhund Physical Characteristics

The Deutscher Wachtelhund is a small-medium breed that typically stands between 16 and 21 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 50 and 73 pounds. They have an athletic build with a medium-long, straight, and dense, harsh, and rough outer coat. Their head is large with rounded contours. Their ears are medium-sized and hang down. Their tail is bushy and long. They have small, almond-shaped eyes that are dark brown in color. Their teeth are very large and protrude out.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 19 – 21 inches

Female Height Range: 18 – 20 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 40 – 55 lbs

Female Weight Range: 40 – 55 lbs

Deutscher Wachtelhund Health

Description of breed health.


12-14 yrs

Deutscher Wachtelhund Health Concerns

Usually A Very Healthy Breed, Hip Dysplasia, Skin Allergies

Deutscher Wachtelhund Temperament and Behaviour

The Deutscher Wachtelhund is an alert, loving, and protective breed of dog. They have a strong-willed personality, and can be stubborn at times. They are highly trainable and thrive on human companionship. They are eager and willing to please, and will do almost anything for praise and attention.

Deutscher Wachtelhund Activity Requirements

The Deutscher Wachtelhund is a herding dog that is originally from Germany. These small, agile dogs are alert, intelligent, and courageous. They have great noses and respond well to training. The Deutscher Wachtelhund is a small, energetic dog that enjoys being outdoors. They will do best in a home with an active owner. They enjoy exploring their surroundings, playing, and going for walks.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Deutscher Wachtelhund is part of the Foundation Stock Service group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Deutscher Wachtelhund is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Deutscher Wachtelhund is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Deutscher Wachtelhund is part of the Unclassified group.

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