German Wirehaired Pointer Puppies

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The Happy and Athletic German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointers are very athletic animals who love to run around and get out extra energy through hunting and trotting down trails. They're huge with family and are big pack dogs. These little dogs are great with young children and elderly, also, which makes them a very versatile animal to own.

German Wirehaired Pointer At a Glance

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German Wirehaired Pointer At a Glance

  • Size: 22"-26", 50-70 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 14-16 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Short, thick, and light in color.
  • Shedding: heavy
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Sporting
  • Common Nicknames: GWP

German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Guide

Learn More About German Wirehaired Pointers

  • Temperament

    These are very happy and excitable dogs who love attention and activity. They hate sitting around or being lazy and don't do well in small environments, so make sure these positive little furballs have plenty of room to roam.

  • Health

    These dogs can suffer from joint problems, cardiac issues, hip problems, and thyroid problems.

  • Activity Level

    This breed is used to hunting and sports, so they have lots of energy to expend. They're very high on the vocal list, as well.

  • Grooming

    These pets have thinner fur which is easy to groom, as it doesn't get too long. They are normally outside and rubbing up against plants and trees, so a lot of the loose and dead fur manages to work its way off their bodies

  • Shedding

    These dogs are light shedders and aren't known to get their fur all over the place. It can clump pretty bad if it manages to build up, however, so be sure to occasionally brush them.

  • Appearance

    This breed has thick and wiry fur that can appear in lighter shades of black and grey, to more whiter appearances. Their faces best resemble ‘old timey men’ with their furry ends and small faces.

  • History

    These sporty dogs are one of the best breeds with hunting small game and birds. People used to take them out in packs to get them outside to hunt and catch animals. They were capable of hunting birds on either land or water, and are very adept hunters as well as swimmers. Their fur is very good for maneuvering through the environment, as it’s thick and wiry. This helps them stay warm in the water, and is essentially a waterproof barrier. Their faces are also covered in thick fur around their eyes and mouths that help keep the rain, wind, and other elements out of their sensitive areas. This also helps them traverse through dusty roads and tall grass when searching for game.These dogs are amazing with people and other animals and are very content in a social setting. However, some have been known to develop mental issues when left alone for too long, so be sure not to leave them alone for long periods of time. They love you and your company, and they never take your time for granted.