The German Spaniel, also known as the Deutscher Wachtelhund (German quail dog), is a breed of dog that was developed in Germany around 1890, and is used as a hunting dog. Descended from the old German breed, the Stoeberer (lit. "rummager"), which became popular with commoners following the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states, who required a versatile hunting dog.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
Sweden: Domarkompendium: https://www.skk.se/globalassets/dokument/domarkompendium/domarkompendie-wachtelhund.pdf
Other Names for Breed:
Deutscher Wachtelhund (German quail dog)
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: Germany
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards. The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
One of the major international standards:
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: VIIRIÄISKOIRIEN ROTUKOHTAINEN JALOSTUKSEN TAVOITEOHJELMA 2014 -2018
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
The Kennel Club list of DNA and health screening tests available for each breed - see: Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/dog-breeding/the-kennel-club-assured-breeders/breed-specific-requirements-and-recommendations-including-health-screening/
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
AKC (FFS breed): https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/deutscher-wachtelhund/
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Sweden: Svenska Wachtelhundklubben: http://wachtelhundklubben.com/
Finland: Suomen Spanieliliitto ry: http://www.spanieliliitto.org/
Germany: Verein für Deutsche Wachtelhunde e.V.:: http://www.wachtelhund.de/