Fine Deutscher Wachtelhunds

Bred by Hunters for Hunters

Explore Now
Separator

About

LAST CHANCE

Last Chance Wachtels is located in Helena, Montana. Our dogs enjoy life on a small 60 acre farm. They enjoy sharing space with a variety of livestock and getting to run behind tractors or four wheelers depending on the farm chore at hand. We are bordered on one side by Lake Helena – so the dogs enjoy an occasional swim and frequent bird watching opportunities as flocks of Canadian Geese, Swans, Snow Geese, and a wide variety of ducks regularly fly over their kennels.

Meet Our Dogs

 

Get the Latest

News

 

Separator

Our

WACHTELHUNDS

The Last Chance Wachtelhund kennel has had Wacthels since 1999. Our kennel is currently the home of 4 wonderful Wachtels. The dogs of Last Chance Wachtels are used to hunt both waterfowl and upland birds – (waterfowl is the heavy favorite, however). Our dogs are also frequently used for furred game such as coyotes, raccoons, and the occasional rabbit (the Wachtelhund favorite).

Benelli vom Flint Hills was our first Wacthelhund. She changed everything. Her desire to hunt, retrieve, and please matched with an amazing intelligence made us lifetime Wachtelhunds owners.

Separator
image

Duke von der Balthasarley

Heltiger

Separator

Duke is a direct German import. He is loyal, affectionate, and wonderful with our children.

image

Lexi
vom Last Chance

Brown Schimmel

Separator

Lexi is one of the pups from our first litter, the L litter. She's always had her nose to the ground, huntin' 'em up.

image

Ella
vom Eschenbach

Brown Schimmel

Separator

Ella came to us directly from Northern Germany in 2007. She is a very driven hunter with a strong nose.

image

Quinzy
vom Last Chance

Red Schimmel

Separator

Quinzy is a proof that Ella and Duke made good puppies. She's a retrieving machine with a joyous personality.

Separator

Frequently Asked

Questions

As a bird dog, the Deutscher Wachtelhund is a strong flusher, excellent retriever, and exuberant water dog. But the Wachtelhund is more than just a bird dog. The Wachtelhund is an avid scent follower that hunts furred game as well as blood tracks wounded game. The Wachtelhund is also a dog that is highly sociable and family oriented.

For extensive information and resources about this breed, we suggest additional reading found on the DWNA-VDW website.

As we have bred Wacthels over the years, there are a number of questions we are frequently asked.
(Click on the question to see the answer):

Separator

Our first Wacthelhund was Benelli vom Flint Hills. We got her in 1999 and she was the dam of our first litter, the L Litter, in 2001. We have been raising Wachtelhunds ever since. The R Litter will be our 7th litter.

Wachtelhunds are a very sociable dog and very much enjoy life in the home. Duke, Lexi, Ella, and Quinzy all have very patient, relaxed personalities with our children. With proper socialization – the Wachtelhund is an ideal companion.

No. While the Wacthelhund is smart, obedient, and affectionate – they also have an intense desire to hunt and are best suited for the family that hunts frequently. Wachtelhunds are “bred by hunters for hunters.” Germans say the Wachtelhund “should only be in sportsmen’s hands.”

Last Chance Wacthels has a Sales Contract which we require all puppy buyers to sign. The contract specifies a limited health guarantee, but also specifies other obligations to be met by both Last Chance Wachtels and puppy buyers. We believe very strongly in being responsible breeders and want very much to stay in touch with puppy buyers and are invested in the well being of dogs from our kennel. The sales contract can be reviewed upon request.

If you don’t want to venture to Montana to enjoy the Big Sky Country and beautiful landscapes, we have shipped numerous pups over the years using the pet cargo service of large airline carriers. We have had very positive experiences and the animals have all been well taken care of and have arrived safe, happy, and healthy. We take care of coordinating the puppy’s flight, having the puppy examined by a veterinarian for the required health certificate, and shipping the dog with food and water dishes in an appropriately sized kennel.

No. Our dogs are registered exclusively with the Deutscher Wacthelhund of North America – Verein fur Deutscher Wachtelhund (DWNA-VDW) organization. We believe very strongly in protecting the integrity of this breed and the DWNA worked diligently to gain the approval and endorsement of the German club that has produced and maintained this fine breed since 1903.

The DWNA has a Facebook page where lovers of the Wachtelhund share stories and pictures. There are a lot of participants and many of them are Wachtelhund owners from outside North America. They are great resources for information. The page is also a good resource for finding your next pup or occasionally an older dog will be in need of a home.

Last Chance Wachtelhunds is a proud member of the Deutscher Wachtelhund of North America - VDW (DWNA-VDW). The officially recognized organization by the German breeding club, the VDW.

There is a reason the Wachtel is such a fabulous hunting dog. The VDW has maintained strict adherence to high standards of performance. Responsible breeders in North America make every effort to maintain those high standards.

Members of the DWNA-VDW are committed to maintaining the integrity of the Wachtelhund breed. More info can be found at the DWNA-VDW website.

Separator View the Photo Gallery
Separator

View the

PHOTO GALLERY

Below are a variety of photos of Wachtels doing what they do best. Most are of our dogs, but there are some pictures puppy buyers have sent over the years as well. Enjoy.

Separator

Interested in Wachtelhunds?

Contact Us

Separator

Our breeding plans had been put on hold for a couple years as home improvement projects, family life, and children's activities took precedence. We currently have plans to breed Quinzy in the spring of 2015. The sire is still undetermined. Watch our Facebook page to see when plans become more solidified.


Send an Inquiry

 

Separator