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Intro to the German Wirehaired Pointer


Country of Origin: Germany

Date of Origin: 1870’s
Original use: Hunting
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Weight: 27-32 kg (male), 27-32kg (female)
Height: 61-68 cm (male), 57-64cm (female)


The German Wirehaired Pointer is a well muscled, medium sized dog of distinctive appearance. Balanced in size and sturdily built, the breed’s most distinguishing characteristics are its weather resistant, wire-like coat and its facial furnishings. Typically Pointer in character and style, the German Wirehaired Pointer is an intelligent, energetic and determined hunter. Of sound, reliable temperament, the German Wirehaired Pointer is at times aloof but not unfriendly toward strangers; a loyal and affectionate companion who is eager to please and enthusiastic to learn. The functional wiry coat is the breed’s most distinctive feature. The coat is weather resistant and, to some extent, water-repellent. The undercoat is dense enough in winter to insulate against the cold but is so thin in summer as to be almost invisible. The coat is liver and white, usually either liver and white spotted, liver roan, liver and white spotted with ticking and roaning or solid liver. The head is liver, sometimes with a white blaze.


Information brought to Pups of Sydney by the American Kennel Club


Images courtesy of 2Cream2Sugar


Meet the Breed