If you are looking for a muscular, medium-sized dog that has a lot of energy, then you may want to consider the Deutscher Wachtelhund. These fun-loving gundogs are not well known but do make great family companions because of their easy-going personalities. The Deutscher Wachtelhund is easy to train but does need a job to do or they will become bored and destructive. They can become obsessive about following a scent so make sure you keep them on a leash or contained within a fence. You will probably have to do some research to find a reputable breeder since the Deutscher Wachtelhund is not a popular breed in North America.
Deutscher Wachtelhund Dog Names in Pop Culture
You do not see many Deutscher Wachtelhunds therefore, it can be even harder to find them in the spotlight. Oakridge Kennels from Battle Creek, Michigan has devoted years to German Shorthair Pointers before finding the Deutscher Wachtelhund and falling in love. Oakridge Kennels is owned by Dave Dyer. Dyer did not know what the Deutscher Wachtelhund was until he saw a photo of one in a gundog magazine and called the owner of that dog to ask questions. He was then hooked on the breed. Dyer’s latest star, Rosa Oakridge, or Rosa for short, is the granddaughter of his German import Findus vom Wolfsberg. Rosa was born at Oakridge Kennels and is learning how to hunt in the upland but in time will also be able to do waterfowl and retrieving. Rosa is a third generation Deutscher Wachtelhund born at Oakridge Kennels. Rosa has completed many hunt tests and Dyer is hopeful that her offspring will perform as well. In 2006, Dyer imported Finn, or Findus vom Wolfsberg, from Wolfsberg Kennels located in Kassel, Germany. Finn was able to compete in the juvenile hunt test and has also competed in many other hunting competitions throughout the United States. Even though Finn has been retired from Dyer’s breeding program at Oakridge Kennels since 2011, he continues to be used in field work.
Dyer founded Oakridge Kennels with the ideals of focusing on the development of the German Shorthair Pointer and Deutscher Wachtelhund. Dyer has worked hard to produce hunting dogs that have a natural ability to become excellent pointers and retrievers. Growing up, Dyer did not have a true hunting dog and it was always a dream to have the best hunting dogs he could. Dyer wanted dogs that were not just great hunters. He wanted dogs that fit well within the breed standard and could easily be finished at conformation shows as well as excel in the field. Before getting his first Deutscher Wachtelhund, Dyer finished championships on two German Shorthair Pointers. He currently trains and tests all his dogs with NAVHDA or North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. He also does hunt tests with his German Shorthair Pointers through the American Kennel Club. The Deutscher Wachtelhund has been accepted into the American Kennel Club’s Foundation Stock Service (AKC FSS) and can compete in certain events. Oakridge Kennels has plans to begin doing hunt tests with the Deutscher Wachtelhund through the AKC.
Deutscher Wachtelhund Dog Name Considerations
You may find it a little difficult to find a responsible Deutscher Wachtelhund breeder within the United States because there are only a handful of breeders in North America. If you are able, you might have to import a Deutscher Wachtelhund into the United States. Once you have brought a new Deutscher Wachtelhund puppy home, you will have to start thinking of a name for your new puppy. The Deutscher Wachtelhund is a German breed and many people who have a Wachtelhund choose a name that has German origins. Some people will have a name picked out for their new puppy even before the puppy comes home. Others will want to take time to get to know the puppy and find a name that fits with their fun-loving personality. The Deutscher Wachtelhund is high energy and an excellent hunter; there are several German names that would honor their hunting prowess such as Gunther, a battle warrior, Jaeger, a powerful hunter, or Millie, meaning strength and determination. When picking a name for your new puppy, make sure you include all members of your family, especially if the new puppy is to be a family companion. Some names with German origins can be a mouthful, if you have young children in your family, choose a name that will be easier for them to pronounce so the puppy does not end up with an interesting nickname.