German Wirehaired Pointer

Country of origin: Germany
Registries: AKC, UKC, CKC
Occupation: Hunter, pointer
and retriever
Size: 22 to 26 in tall; 45 to
75 lbs
Longevity: 12 to 14 years
Exercise: Vigorous daily
Training: Moderate
Grooming: Moderate
Colors: Black or brown roan, white
with black or brown roan

By far the most numerous of all the German Pointers in their native land, breeders say the Wirehaired can be more aloof and headstrong than their shorthaired relatives, but equally there are lines of this breed that live to play. This is the most recently developed of the German Pointers. The insulating, rough, double coat was developed by crossing the Short-haired Pointer with French griffons and the nowextinct German Broken-coated Pointer. The protective coat helps in the field, while its distinguished “beard” gives this breed a dignified, imperial presence. Wire-hairs thrive on routine and vigorous exercise.



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