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This breed, characterised by a wiry coat and a lively personality, is a family-friendly dog that can also excel in various dog sports.

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About German Wirehaired Pointer

A versatile, robust, and intelligent breed, the German Wirehaired Pointer is a working dog that thrives on physical activity and mental stimulation.

Lifespan

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14 to 16 years

Weight

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27 to 32 kg

Height

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57 to 68 cm

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One of the most distinctive traits of the German Wirehaired Pointer is its thick, wiry coat, which is weather-resistant and water-repellant.

Origins

The German Wirehaired Pointer, sometimes known as “Deutsch Drahthaar” in its native Germany, was bred in the late 19th century.

Breeders aimed to create a hunting dog that could handle various tasks, including pointing, retrieving, and tracking game both on land and in water, under diverse weather conditions.

The breed’s ancestry includes the Pudelpointer, a mix of the German hunting Poodle (or Pudel) and the English Pointer, as well as the Griffon, the German Shorthaired Pointer, and the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.

Each of these contributed specific traits, such as a keen sense of smell, strong pointing instincts, and a hardy, weather-resistant coat, to the German Wirehaired Pointer.

Key Characteristics Of German Wirehaired Pointers

Are German Wirehaired Pointers Family-Friendly?

Yes, German Wirehaired Pointers are generally considered to be family-friendly dogs. It’s important to note that these dogs have high energy levels and need lots of physical activity, so they are best suited to active families who can provide plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

German Wirehaired Pointers may suffer from:

Gastric dilatation - volvulus

A potentially life-threatening condition characterized by the rapid expansion and twisting of the stomach, often seen in large or deep-chested breeds, requiring immediate veterinary attention.

Von Willebrand disease

An inherited bleeding disorder characterized by a deficiency or dysfunction of a blood clotting protein, leading to prolonged bleeding after injury or surgery.

Aortic stenosis

A congenital heart defect marked by a narrowing of the aortic valve, restricting blood flow from the heart, potentially causing heart murmurs, weakness, or fainting.

Nature / Temperament

Loving, Active, Sweet, Adventurous, Hard-working

Suitable Environment

German Wirehaired Pointers are not well-suited to apartment living due to their high energy levels. They can adapt well to different climates, thanks to their weather-resistant coat, but should always have a warm, dry place to rest.

Other Considerations

– German Wirehaired Pointers are not typically aggressive dogs, but have a high prey drive and may not get along with smaller animals.

– German Wirehaired Pointers are close relatives of the German Shorthaired Pointer.

– They have very strong noses, and they make excellent drug detection dogs.

How can I take good care of my German Wirehaired Pointer?

Nutrition

German Wirehaired Pointers, as an active and athletic breed, require a balanced and high-quality diet to meet their energy needs.

The exact amount of food will depend on the dog’s age, size, metabolism, and activity level, but generally, an adult German Wirehaired Pointer will require about 2.5 to 3 cups of dry food daily, divided into two meals. 

Always have fresh water available, and be mindful of signs of food allergies or sensitivities, which can include skin irritations, digestive issues, and ear infections.

Grooming

Grooming a German Wirehaired Pointer is relatively straightforward. Regular brushing, about once or twice a week, will help keep their coat healthy by removing loose hairs and preventing matting.

The breed is considered a moderate shedder, with more shedding occurring during seasonal changes.

Exercise

Ideally, these dogs should have at least an hour to two of vigorous exercise each day. This can include activities like running, swimming, playing fetch, or participating in dog sports.

Training

German Wirehaired Pointers have a strong will and high energy levels, which mean they require consistent, positive reinforcement training methods.

Harsh corrections or repetitive tasks can lead to stubbornness and disinterest.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked German Wirehaired Pointer Questions

Despite their robust coats, German Wirehaired Pointer puppies are not outdoor dogs and should live indoors with their families.

German Wirehaired Pointers are intelligent dogs and can generally be housetrained relatively easily with consistent, positive methods.

Finding a reputable German Wirehaired Pointer breeder is the key to getting a healthy, well-behaved German Wirehaired Pointer puppy. A puppy from an ethical breeder has a much better chance of growing into a calm, gentle adult dog.

The average cost of a German Wirehaired Pointer for sale is usually around AUD $1000 to $2000.

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