German Pointer breed information, pictures and more...

Drahthaariger, Vorstehund, Deutscher

Deutschland, in dem späten 19. Jahrhundert

AKC Sporting Dogs, FCI Group VII.: Pointing Dogs
Dogs 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
Bitches 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Dogs 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Bitches 45-65 pounds (20-29 kg)
10-12 years
6 to 10

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a powerful, study, well-muscled, well-balanced, medium sized dog. It has a coarse, wiry, weather-resistant coat, bushy eyebrows, mustache and beard. It's responsive, gentle, affectionate, and even-tempered.

It is very active and energetic, it does not do well in apartment as it needs extensive exercise. This breed is an all-around gun dog; it likes to hunt birds and small animals. It makes an excellent watchdog.


Liver and white, solid liver, black and white.


Thick and harsh, no longer than 1.5 inches with a dense undercoat. Brush the coat a couple of times a week. Thinning is necessary in the spring and fall. Bath when necessary. Regular attention to the ears is needed.

Health Issues:

It is prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections, genetic eye disease and skin cancers. To minimize the risk of your German Wirehaired Pointer developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a dog from a reputable breeder.

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