German Wirehaired Pointer

Lively, intelligent and very energetic, the German Wire-haired Pointer is a good breed for more experienced dog owners. While they are also suited to first time dog owners, the German Wire-haired Pointer needs a great deal of exercise, and stimulation, which means that this breed is best suited to very dedicated dog owners.

History

The German Wire-haired Pointer was first bred in the 1800s in Germany. This breed was created by breeding the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Pudelpointer, Stichelhaar, and Deutscher-Kurzhaar. Breeders wanted to create the perfect hunting and retrieving dog, which would be energetic, loyal, intelligent, and able to hunt, even on difficult terrain. By the 20th Century, the German Wire-haired Pointer had become a very popular gun dog in Germany.

Characteristics

The German Wire-haired Pointer is a medium size dog, which is fairly muscular. It has a body that is slightly longer than it is tall. The average male German Wire-haired Pointer is 24 to 27 inches tall and weighs between 27 to...

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