meet theDeutscher Wachtelhund


Did You Know?

The Deutscher Wachtelhund's name, German quail dog, relates to its ability as an upland bird flusher. It is also known as German Spaniel, chien d'oysel allemand, and chien de caille...

The Deutscher Wachtelhund is considered the last representative of the Stöberer category which has existed for over 300 years in Germany.

The Deutscher Wachtelhund has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since October 2011.

10/10/11 - From the October 2011 Board Meeting - Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the American Hairless Terrier and Deutscher Wachtelhund.

In 1903 a dog registry in Germany formed to issue pedigrees and to manage Deutscher Wachtelhund breeding as a purebred dog.

Rudolph Friess chose eleven geographically separated Deutscher Wachtelhund as the foundation stock for which he carefully managed the breeding to avoid genetic inbreeding problems. Friess...

The Deutscher Wachtelhund has been assigned the Sporting Group designation.

Its keen hunting ability and desire make it an ideal dog and very suitable for hunters.

The breed is a versatile hunter of all types of forest game, furred or feathered; yet is a gentle loving family dog.

It has a scenting and blood tracking ability comparable to a blood hound. On a fresh game trail, it must vocalize to inform hunters of its location. It can track 40 hour old wounded game...

Because if its innate love of water, the Deutscher Wachtelhund is often used to hunt waterfowl.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Brown 061
Red 140


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Points 019
Patched & Ticked 068
Ticked 013
White Markings 014