German Wirehaired Pointers
The German Wirehaired Pointer, named after his country of origin, is a combination of the finest qualities of the Pointer, Griffon, Stichelhaar, Foxhound and Pudelpointer. Developed at the beginning of this century in Germany, he can do it all - point and retrieve - on land or in water. With his keen nose, his distinctive weather resistant - wire-like coat, and protective facial hair, he is rugged and ready for any sort of cover. They are hunting machines. The German Wirehaired Pointer is a well muscled, sturdily built, medium sized dog. He is typically Pointer in character and style. He is intelligent, easily trained, and very energetic. The Wirehaired Pointer has a sound, reliable temperament. They are an all-around, high-energetic gundog. They will demonstate its natural pointing and retrieving instincts, and its strong desire to please their owners. This makes a German Wirehaired Pointer a very talented, versatile hunting dog.
German Wirehaired Pointers are very energetic, hard working, versatile, bird dogs with natural pointing and retrieving instincts. Most require large amounts of attention, exercise, and training to stay in top shape to work for you in the field.
A German Wirehaired Pointer's intelligence allows them to be an easily trained, excellent gundog. They possess a strong desire to please their owners and are therefore, good watchdogs.
The male Wirehair measures between 24 and 26 inches in height and weighs 60 to 70 pounds. The female is slightly shorter not less than 22 inches, and slightly lighter, weighing in between 50 and 60 pounds..
German Wirehaired Pointer's color combinations vary immensely. Most Wirehairs are pattered with liver and white. They can be liver and white spotted, liver roan, liver and white spotted with ticking and roaning, or they may be solid liver. They need regular grooming and brushing because their coats are thick and wiry.
German Wirehaired Pointers can be aggressive, and as a result, often make very good watch dogs. They are however, very affectionate and good with children, if the dog is exposed at a young age
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