German Wirehaired Pointer
- Dog Breed Group
- Sporting Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Germany, hunting dog.
- Life Expectancy
- 10 - 12 Years
- Liver and white, solid liver, black and white.
- Thick and harsh, no longer than 1.5 inches with a dense undercoat
- Exercise Needs
- Needs a considerable amount of exercise as he is an energetic hunter.
- Loves human companionship. The German Wirehaired Pointer makes an excellent watchdog. He is active, responsive, gentle, affectio
- Good with Children
- Good with children. Good with other pets, but may not get along with other dogs.
- Grooming Needs
- Brush the coat a couple of times a week, bath when necessary. Thinning is necessary in the spring and fall. Regular attention to
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 24 - 26
- Average Size - Female (in)
- > 22
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 60 - 70
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 60 - 70
- Health Issues
- Cases of hip dysplasia and entropion. Sometimes hormone problems that affect their coats.v
- Living Conditions
- A home with a fenced yard is essential. Does not do well in apartment living as he needs extensive exercise.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a well-muscled, medium sized dog of distinctive appearance. Balanced in size and study built. He has weather resistant, wire-like coat, bushy eyebrows, mustache and beard. An all-around gundog, he likes to hunt birds and small animals making him a high energy dog. Developed in Germany in the late 19th century. He is a combination of the German Shorthaired Pointer, Poodle, Foxhound and terrier.
Other names for the German Wirehaired Pointer include: Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehund, German Pointer (Wirehaired), Drahthaar.
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