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German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Information

This breed was developed in Germany, and was later imported to US. They were developed around 20t century. This breed was recognized in the year 1959. They are used as show dogs, gun dogs, trackers and also as retrievers. This breed is medium in size, and is powerfully built. They are muscular in appearance. They have long and slender body. They have a long and also straight muzzle. Their teeth are set in scissor bite. They are deep chested. Their tail is usually docked right after birth. The coat covering the body of this breed is water as well as weather resistant. Their under coat is thick and acts as a protective shield. They are available in white and liver combination. They are smart as well as intelligent breed. They are very loyal and also devoted to their master. They need a firm and also confident leader to train them. They can be reserved when among strangers; hence they should be properly socialized from an initial stage. They are always active and highly energetic. They are comfortable and also playful when around kids, but they should never be left alone with kids. If they are properly socialized, they will have no difficulty in adjusting with other household pets. They are always very alert and also watchful, and are perfect choice as watch dogs. The average height and weight of a healthy male German wirehaired pointer is 61 cm to 68 cm, and 27 kg to 32 kg respectively. In case of females the average weight and height is 26 kg to 30 kg and 56 cm to 62 cm respectively. This breed is not suitable for apartments, as they are very active all the time, and need lots of space to run around and spent their energy. They should be taken out for daily walks and also jogs. They are very easy to groom and handle. They should be brushed and combed every day. They are affected by health conditions like, skin cancer, eye infections and also hip dysplasia. The average life expectancy of this breed is 12 years to 14 years.

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