Although somewhat similar in appearance to the English Springer Spaniel, the German Spaniel is slightly shorter in the leg. This versatile dog operates as a talented retriever, often working in marshland. It resembles hounds in that it is also highly respected as a tracker.
History of German Spaniel
Various breeds contributed to its development, including the old German Stöber.
Essentially a working dog, this breed is not normally kept as a pet in Germany.
Other Names of German Spaniel:Deutscher Wachtelhund.
Identification keys of German Spaniel
predominantly smooth coat on head
broad, brown nose with large nostrils
pendent ears covered with longer hair
body is long compared with its height
slight feathering on tail
elongated, but not pointed muzzle
fethering present on backs of forelegs
long ears hang back, behind eyes
thick, medium-length, wavy coat
Brittany Frequently described as a spaniel, in behaviour the rather square-built Brittany appears to have more in common with the setters, certainly in terms of height. It is not a particularly gainly dog, the legs appearing rather out of proportion to the body. The tail is naturally short in […]
Barbet The coat of the Barbet is thick and woolly, protecting the dog even from freezing water conditions. It is shiny and may be curly or wavy, with a rather becoming tasselled appearance. The Barbet has played a central role in the development of many of today’s water dogs.
Stabyhoun This spaniel-like breed has a slightly elongated but well-balanced body, a wide head, and a muzzle tapering towards the nose. Its coat is long, sleek, and well feathered, and is seen in dappled colours of black, brown, orange, and blue.
History of Stabyhoun
The breed originated in […]
Welsh Springer Spaniel Although possibly sharing common origins with the English Springer, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is generally smaller, has a finer head, and always has rich, dark-red markings on a white coat.
History of Welsh Springer Spaniel
A clue to the possible age of this breed comes from a […]
Flat-coated Retriever As its name suggests, the coat of this retriever lies close to the body. It is dense and fine-textured, with feathering on the legs and tail.
History of Flat-coated Retriever
Although a British dog, it derives from two American breeds - the Labrador and the Newfoundland.