The German Spaniel (German: Deutscher Wachtelhund) is a well built, medium-sized hunting dog descended from German quail dogs of the 15th century.
Developed by German dog breeder Frederick Roberth in 1890, the German Spaniel owes most of its bloodline to the now extinct Bavarian Stober that Roberth bred with various water dogs and sporting spaniels.
The German Spaniel has a scenting and blood tracking ability comparable to a Bloodhound and can track 40-hour-old wounded game.
Weight: Male: 40–55 lbs (18–25 kg) Female: 40–55 lbs (18–25 kg)
Height: Male: 19–21 inches (48–54 cm) Female: 18–20 inches (45–52 cm)
Coat: Long, thick, wavy hair.
Color: Solid Brown/red; Roan (brown and white or red and white).
Life span: 12–14 years
Temperament: Docile, Intelligent, Lively, Friendly, Passionate, Versatile.
Health: Healthy breed. May be susceptible to hip dysplasia, ear infections, skin conditions, and allergies.
• Make gentle and loving family pets.
• Most often owned by German foresters and professional hunters.
FCI Group 8, Section 2 Flushing Dogs #104
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