German Wire-Haired Pointing Dog

These firm, self-assured dogs are well balanced, without shyness or aggression.

About the German Wire-Haired Pointing Dog

German Wire-Haired Pointing Dogs have remarkable qualities that are recognised throughout the globe, but in their native country they are considered to be the epitome of the pointing breeds.

As a versatile hunting dog, German Wire-Haired Pointing Dogs have all the attributes needed to work on the flat, or in woodland and marshland, anticipating or responding to signals. As companions, these dogs are loving and even-tempered, bonding closely with their owners.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Loving / Even-tempered / Confident

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Enjoys training
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