The German Wirehaired Pointer has its origins in Germany an has a height of 56 to 67 centimeters and a weight of 22 to 34 kilograms. To obtain copies of this historic race today many selected crosses between German and Griffon Bracs of the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland and the Poodle breed dogs, Pointer and Airedale have been made. The German Wirehaired Pointer has got some very gifted skills for hunting that excel and give other pointers what to learn.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a medium to large sized dog, with a body well proportioned, muscular and square in appearance. The head is moderately long snout relatively long and wide with a brown nose, dark in color. The eyes are medium sized, oval, brown, covered with large eyebrows. Ears are medium in size, broad, round at the top and left near the head. The tail is cut short and not horizontal when it is carefully kept. The coat is double with a first layer that is often soft, waterproof and an outer layer with coarse, medium length, smooth wire. It can be brown and black with red spots, brown with or without white, brown head and brown spots.
The personality of a German Wirehaired Pointer shows that he is an intelligent dog, eager to learn, active, energetic, watchful, with a very developed smell and a strong hunting instincts. It is attached and devoted to his master and his family, affectionate and loving with children, but reserved with strangers. He accepts other dogs and other animals, especially if he was socialized when small. The coat needs to be brushed weekly and depending on the coat condition he must be submitted by hand.
A German Wirehaired Pointer feels best near an active family and in a restricted space to move freely. It is difficult to grow in an apartment as it always likes to be busy and does not adapt to a sedentary life. It likes to learn, intake, run into spaces and especially to hunt. It needs a lot of socialization and training. Training must be consistent, gentle and you can get various results. It is a fairly easy dog to train for a quick learner and wants to please his master. The German Wirehaired Pointer has skills for all sports.