German Spaniel

USD $800-$1000 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 297
Origin Germany
Other Names Deutscher Wachtel, Deutscher Wachtelhund, German Quail Dog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $800-$1000
How much does it cost to buy a German Spaniel?
German Spaniel are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $800 to $1000 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most German Spaniels can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight 40–55 pounds (18–25 kg)
Height Male: 19–21 inch (48–54 cm),
Female: 18–20 inch (45–52 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
Purpose Versatile Gundog
Date of Origin 1890
Ancestry Spaniel, Stober Dog

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Thick, Wavy
Coat Colors Brown, Brown Roan, Red & White, Solid Red
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Brown, Fawn, Gray, Red, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Scissors
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Alert, Energetic, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Low
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.3 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the German Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The German Spaniel is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Germany. It is a versatile hunting dog, used for both pointing and retrieving game. The German Spaniel has a strong, muscular body and an alert expression. It has a long muzzle with a black nose, dark eyes, and ears that hang close to the head. Its coat is short and dense with colors ranging from black to brown or red.

The lifespan of the German Spaniel is between 10-12 years. They typically weigh between 40-50 pounds and stand at about 18-22 inches tall at the shoulder.

The personality of the German Spaniel is loyal, friendly, and intelligent. They are eager to please their owners and make great family pets as they are very affectionate towards their owners as well as other people they meet. They are also very active dogs who need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy.

German Spaniels are generally friendly with other dogs, children, cats, and other animals if properly socialized from an early age. They can be protective of their family but will not become aggressive unless provoked or threatened in some way.

The temperament of the German Spaniel is gentle yet energetic; they love being around people but can also be independent when needed. They have an excellent sense of smell which makes them great hunters as well as watchdogs for their families’ homes or properties due to their alertness when it comes to strangers or unfamiliar noises/sounds in general.

The health of the German Spaniel is generally good; however there are some health issues that may arise such as hip dysplasia or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma which should be monitored by your veterinarian regularly if you own one of these dogs so any potential problems can be caught early on before they become serious issues down the line for your pet’s health & wellbeing overall!

The adaptability level for this breed is high; they do well in both rural & urban settings provided they get enough exercise & mental stimulation throughout each day (which includes plenty of playtime & walks). The benefits associated with owning one include having an intelligent companion who loves being around people & other animals alike while providing protection for your home/property due to its natural alertness when it comes to strangers/unfamiliar noises/sounds etc…


The German Spaniel is a breed of dog that was once popular in Germany, but which is now on the verge of extinction. The breed is thought to have originated in the early 1800s, and was originally known as the German Water Spaniel. The breed was used for hunting waterfowl, and was particularly popular in the northern parts of Germany. However, the breed began to decline in popularity after World War I, and by the end of World War II there were only a handful of German Spaniels left in existence. The breed was further decimated by cross-breeding with other breeds of dogs, and by the 1970s there were only two known purebred German Spaniels left in the world.

However, thanks to the efforts of a few dedicated breeders, the German Spaniel has begun to make a comeback in recent years. The breed is now recognized by a number of kennel clubs, and there are an estimated 200-300 German Spaniels currently alive. While this is still a very small number compared to other breeds of dogs, it is hoped that with continued effort the German Spaniel will eventually be restored to its former glory.