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German Wirehaired Pointer

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

About the German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointers have remarkable qualities that are recognized 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 Wirehaired Pointers have all the attributes needed to work on the flat, or in woodland and marshland, anticipating or responding to the gunshot. 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

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

Loving / Even-tempered / Confident

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Enjoys training

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