German Wirehaired pointer

German wirehaired pointer has excellent scenting strength. Its coat is water-resistant and weatherproof.


In the nineteenth century, the German wirehaired pointer was a medium-sized to large-sized griffon-type dog created in Germany for multipurpose hunting. German wirehaired pointer was a leading bird dog in Germany in the later part of the twentieth century.

Physical Appearance

German wirehaired pointers feature a specifically wiry, harsh, waterproof outer coat which provides superb protection against the briars and weather. German wirehaired pointer has wiry eyebrows, a beard, a mustache, and webbed toes.


24 to 26 inches (male) 

Minimum 22 inches (female)


Fifty to seventy pounds


Fourteen to sixteen years


  • Loving and faithful to family
  • Active dogs
  • Stubborn at times
  • Friendly
  • Clever
  • Good with kids if they treat them nicely

Susceptible to Diseases

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Nuclear Sclerosis
  • Entropion
  • Pseudo-von Willebrand disease

Care and Grooming

The thick, wiry coat of the German wirehaired pointer needs little grooming. It needs to remain clean with daily brushing. Give a bath to the dog only if required.