Pointer Alemán

A floppy ear, long muzzled German game dog

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Descripción

german pointer wire
Expectativa de Vida
10-12 años
Grado de Aprendizaje
High
Tamaño de la Camada
6 to 10
Tamaño
Grande
Peso
Perros: 60-70 libras
Hembras: 45-65 libras
Altura
Perros: 24-26 pulgadas
Hembras: 22-24 pulgadas
Otros Nombres
Drahthaariger, Vorstehund, Deutscher
País de Origen
Germany, in the late 19th century
Grupos
AKC Sporting Dogs, FCI Group VII.: Pointing Dogs
Spotted German Wirehaired Pointer Puppy picture

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.

Spotted German Wirehaired Pointer picture

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.

Temperamento

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The German Wirehaired Pointer thrives on human companionship; it is very affectionate, loyal, active and intelligent. It is steady, lively and vigorous. It is responsive, eager to learn and enjoys working for its owner. This breed is very affectionate with its owner and can become jealous. It does best with older, considerate children. It needs a consistent, experienced handler.

Chocolate German Wirehaired Pointer Puppy picture

Socialization and obedience training at an early age is a must. The German Wirehaired Pointer is naturally aloof with strangers. It makes an excellent watchdog. It can be rather willful; it likes to roam. This breed is a perfect gun dog; it is able to hunt any sort of game on any sort of terrain. This dog has a good nose and can track, point, and retrieve on both land and water. Usually it gets along well with other dogs and household pets, though some may try to dominate other animals.

Colors

German Wirehaired Pointer picture

Liver and white, solid liver, black and white.

Coat

German Wirehaired Pointer picture

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.

Problemas de Saluds

Problemas de Salud

They can be prone to hip dysplasia. To help prevent the chance of hip or elbow dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints. Ear infections, genetic eye disease and skin cancers can be occasional issues and should be avoided by eye, ear and skin checks at the vet. To minimize the risk of your German Wirehaired Pointer developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a dog from a reputable breeder.

Condiciones de Vida

This is an extremely energetic breed and it is not recommended for apartment life. A home with an average-sized fenced yard is essential as this breed needs a considerable amount of exercise.

Living environment

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