The GWP is generally believed to
have Foxhounds, Poodles, and Airedale Terriers in his family tree. He was
bred to hunt birds and small animals and is a versatile gun dog capable of
working in the most rugged conditions.
The German Wirehaired Pointer stands up to 26 inches tall. He has a
weather-resistant, wiry, double coat that comes in liver and white or
solid liver. His bushy eyebrows, mustache, and beard are said to be an
inheritance from his Airedale ancestors.
affectionate, even-tempered, loyal dog who thrives on human companionship,
the German Wirehaired Pointer makes a great family pet, particularly if
he's used him as
a hunting companion. An extremely active and responsive dog, the GWP is
happiest when he's working out in the fields with his people. A trifle
aloof with strangers, he is also an effective watch and guard dog.
The GWP is an
energetic hunter with a high degree of stamina and a great nose. As a high
energy animal, he needs a great deal of exercise. He does best in a rural
environment where there is plenty of room to run! A fenced yard is
The best owner for a GWP is an active
hunter and a strong leader with the time and energy to train and keep up
with this dog. Obedience training and socialization should begin early.