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About the Deutsch-Drahthaar

The German breed club for the Deutsch-Drahthaar was founded in 1902 and is called Verein Deutsch-Drahthaar (VDD). It is recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI). The VDD registered Deutsch-Drahthaar is distinguished from most other breeds on this continent by the fact that every dog used for breeding must have passed a series of hunting tests and physical examinations, in order to be certified as suitable for breeding by VDD.

The DD is a medium to large dog of noble bearing. Sizes range from 57cm (22.8") and 50 pounds for a small bitch to 68cm (27.2") and 85 pounds for a large male. The coat should be serviceable and easy to care for, with a length of 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches. Most DD's have a distinctive beard and eyebrows, while others show their Shorthair or Griffon ancestries, which at times produce dogs with everything from no facial furnishings to dogs with an almost shaggy appearance. Liver roan (braunschimmel, abbreviated brsch.), black roan (schwarzschimmel or schwsch.), and solid liver (braun) are the three acceptable color variants.

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