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German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer Dog

"Bareve Baloo for Sashal"

Photo with thanks to Sashal German Wirehaired Pointers

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Origin / History The breed German Wirehaired Pointer has been around for more than a century now, and its roots can be traced to Germany.

Back in the 1800's, dog breeders wanted a dog that showed flexibility during hunts. Whether with a party or with just one hunter, the ideal hunting dog can handle rough mountain landscapes, dense forests, and open fields. The need for this dog variety then gave birth to the German Wirehaired Pointer breed, and numerous hunting dog breeds were crossed so that hunters can have a most reliable companion during hunts.

The German Wirehaired Pointer can do many things in a hunt. It can be trained easily and that is why it can perform many hunting tasks like searching and locating. It also makes for a very loyal companion, family pet, and watch dog.

Appearance The German Wirehaired Pointer is of medium, muscular built, and it is best known for being resilient in all types of weather. Its facial features consists of a beard, whiskers, and forehead hair. Its wiry coat makes this breed resistant to wet weather and all sorts of rough conditions. With sturdy legs, a strong neck, and a deep chest, the German Wirehaired Pointer makes for an elegant and loyal pet.

Colours The 1.5 to 2-inch coat comes in a variety of colors – white and liver, solid liver, black, and ticked or roan. A German Wirehead Pointer's nose is usually dark brown.

Temperament The German Wirehead Pointer is known for its affectionate nature. This dog is also highly intelligent and industrious. It can be easily taught but the owner must be consistent when teaching this dog tricks.

It also thrives in a family environment, and German Wirehead Pointers are very sociable dogs. Energetic and outgoing, this dog doesn't only do well in the hunting set-up, but it can also entertain members of the family, especially children. Protective of its master, the German Wirehead Pointer can be very aggressive when it comes to dealing with strangers.

Height and Weight They should weigh around 60 to 70 pounds and can stand anywhere from 22 to 26 inches.

Common Health Problems Owners of a German Wirehead Pointer should watch out for its susceptibility to ear infections, hip dysplasia, genetic eye diseases, skin cancers, entropion, and hormonal disorders.

Living Conditions Since the German Wirehead Pointer is a dog with boundless energy, it would be best if one had a huge yard. This dog can become very restless, and it can't stay indoors for a long period of time. The German Wirehead Pointer is prone to boredom, and when it gets bored, it can be quite destructive.

Exercise Requirements Long walks and jogs are examples of the German Wirehead Pointer's daily exercise requirements. This dog can run aside its owner when biking. Also, this dog loves to play fetch and swim.

Training Requirements One has to be firm with the German Wirehead Pointer. Socialization skills and obedience need to be taught at an early age, but an owner will find that this dog is easy to teach.

Life Expectancy The average lifespan of a German Wirehead Pointer is 10 up to 14 years.

Grooming The main characteristic of this dog is its coat, so one has to keep a maintenance schedule. The German Wirehead Pointer's coat needs to be brushed two times each week, and one has to use a bristle brush. An owner might also have the task of stripping the coat. The coat should be thinned during the seasons of fall and spring. The chore of bathing should only be done when necessary. Ears and feet must be also cleaned. It also must be noted that the German Wirehead Pointer sheds hair moderately.

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Headshot of German Wirehaired Pointer
Adult headshot of a GWP "Ch Bareve Bonnabee with Sashal'
Puppy German Wirehaired Pointer
Puppy "Bareve Bellabini for Sashal"

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