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.
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
- Good with kids if they treat them nicely
Susceptible to Diseases
- Hip Dysplasia
- Nuclear Sclerosis
- 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.