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German Rough-Haired Pointer

Despite being the oldest of the German pointers, German Rough-Haired Pointers are rare, much rarer than the other wire-haired breeds from Germany: German Wirehaired Pointers and Pudelpointers.

About the German Rough-Haired Pointer

Hair is unsurprisingly a distinctive breed characteristic of German Rough-Haired Pointers, which sport a moderate beard on the face, and eyebrows that are bushy and strong, giving these powerful dogs a rather fierce appearance.

All told though, German Rough-Haired Pointers are well-balanced, calm animals. Hardy and brave, they are always in control and never display shyness.

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

Breed specifics

FCI Group 7
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Even-tempered / Confident / Calm / Resilient

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Loves to hunt

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