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German Wirehaired Pointer Puppies
Description: The German Wirehaired Pointer is a well-muscled, medium sized dog of distinctive appearance. German Wirehaired Pointers are balanced in size and sturdy build. German Wirehaired Pointers are among three German Pointer breeds: the German Wirehaired, the German Shorthaired Pointer, and the German Long-haired Pointer. The German Wirehaired Pointers have a weather resistant, wire-like coat, bushy eyebrows, and a mustache and beard. German Wirehaired Pointers love human companionship, but don't do well in apartments as they need extensive exercise. The German Wirehaired Pointer is an all-around gundog, they like to hunt birds and small animals, making them high energy dogs. The German Wirehaired Pointer also makes an excellent watchdog. They are responsive and gentle, doing well with children. They are affectionate and even tempered, as well as bold and outgoing. They are friendly and often humorous to watch. They rejoice in being taught, as they love to learn. If they are not given enough exercise or entertainment, they may become bored and resort to destroying their boundaries. They love to play and enjoy a good wrestle with their owner. Sometimes they are more one-person dogs. Overall, the German Wirehaired Pointer is a hardy worker and good family dog.
Other Names: Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehund, German Pointer (Wirehaired), Drahthaar
Type: Gun Dog
Females: 22 - 24 inches; Males: 24 - 26 inches.
and white, solid liver, black and white in UK.
Wirehaired Pointers are active, responsive, gentle, affectionate, even tempered,
bold and outgoing. They tend to be more aloof and suspicious than the Shorthaired
Pointer, but they are affectionate and friendly to family. They enjoy playing,
but are a serious hard worker. German Wirehaired Pointers can often be a clown
in front of their family. They are equally at home in the water as on land.
Watch-dog: Very High.
Care and Exercise:
Brush the coat of a German Wirehaired Pointer a couple of times a week,
bathe when necessary. Thinning is necessary in the spring and fall. They shed
in the spring. Regular attention to their ears is needed. German Wirehaired
Pointers need a considerable amount of exercise as they are an energetic hunter.
Vigorous rough-housing combined with daily walks or runs are good for this breed.
Their coat should never have to be clipped.
Activity: Very High.
Health Issues: This breed has been relatively healthy over the years. There have been cases of hip dysplasia and entropion. Sometimes hormone problems affect their coats.
Life Span: 10 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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