German Wirehaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer Facts
- AKC, CKC, UKC
- 22" - 26"
- 45-70 lbs.
- 12 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
Deutscher drahthaariger vorstchhund
The German wire-haired pointer originated in Germany.
Date Of Origin
This breed has been recognized in Germany since 1870.
The German wire-haired pointer was developed from the griffon, stichelhaar, German short-hair, and pudelpointer breeds. The breed works on land and water, both pointing and retrieving.
This is a medium size, muscular dog that is nearly square in shape. It has a distinctive wiry coat and facial furnishings; brown eyes; a dark brown nose; and rounded, medium size drop ears. The tail is docked to two fifths its length. The wiry outer coat is weather resistant and lies over a dense, insulating undercoat; there is a wiry beard, whiskers, and eye brows. The coloring is liver and white, which can be spotted, roaned or ticked.
The wire-haired pointer is aloof with strangers but loyal and affectionate with its family. It has a strong work and prey drive and can be sharp. It is somewhat terrier like in looks and personality. If well socialized, it is fine with children and other dogs.
The German wire-haired pointer inherited the best qualities of each of its ancestors: a fine sense of smell, a secure point, a ready intelligence, and elegant lines. This is a dog that can fully respond to the needs of the hunter.
Hip dysplasia, orthopedic problems, von willebrand's disease
This breed requires professional grooming to keep the coat in proper condition.
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Publisher: Wiley Publishing Inc, 2007
Author: Liz Palika
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Author: Elizabeth Meriwether Schuler
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Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000
Author: Bruce Fogle