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German Wirehaired Pointer


German Wirehaired Pointer profile

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Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 57-68cm

Avg weight: 27-32kg

Coat type: Rough wiry coat.

Coat colours: Roan, liver & white, liver, black & white.

Originally bred for: Hunting.

Breed traits: Affectionate, energetic, lively, loyal.

A little about the German Wirehaired Pointer


The German Wirehaired Pointer is an intelligent breed with boundless energy. It requires daily exercise and does best with owners who love the outdoors. They can be amiable, good with children (though can be boisterous) and do well with training, however, can be stubborn.



The German Wirehaired Pointer is a strongly built, sturdy breed. They do not present with many genetic diseases, however, can be predisposed TO Canine Hip Dysplasia and hypothyroidism. Less commonly they can develop Epilepsy, Elbow Dysplasia, heart disease and Von Willebrand's disease, Entropian. Like many deep-chested dog breeds they are at risk of Gastric Volvulus (bloat). 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.