German Wirehair Pointer Breed Profile


The German Wirehaired Pointer is a well muscled, medium sized dog of distinctive appearance. Balanced in size and sturdily built, the breed's most distinguishing characteristics are its weather resistant, wire-like coat and its facial furnishings. Typically Pointer in character and style, the German Wirehaired Pointer is an intelligent, energetic and determined hunter.


The coat is liver and white, usually either liver and white spotted, liver roan, liver and white spotted with ticking and roaning or solid liver.


Of sound, reliable temperament, the German Wirehaired Pointer is at times aloof but not unfriendly toward strangers; a loyal and affectionate companion who is eager to please and enthusiastic to learn.


The German Wirehaired Pointer originated in Germany in the second half of the 19th century. Hunting had became a widespread pastime free of class distinction, and the wide variety of sportsmen at that time wanted an all-around hunting companion that could work with virtually any game in any climate or terrain. The GWP was developed from crosses between the Griffon, Stichelhaar, Pudelpointer, and the German Shorthair.

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