The harsh, wiry coat and the longer hair above the eyes and on the jaws distinguish this sturdy breed from the other forms of German pointer. The distinctive texture of the coat helps to prevent twigs and other debris becoming entangled when the dog is working.
History of German Wire-haired Pointer
First recognized in Germany in 1870, the breed has developed into its present condition through the infusion of German Shepherd and griffon blood.
Highly valued as a gun-dog, it is able to fulfil a variety of tasks.
Other Names of German Wire-haired Pointer: Deutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund.
Identification keys of German Wire-haired Pointer
harsh, flat outercoat
tail often kept nearly horizontal
well-arched toes with sturdy nails
English Setter The mottled coloration of the English Setter serves to distinguish it from other breeds of setter. Essentially it is a working dog which can be developed into an extremely responsive gundog, and it requires a lot of exercise to remain healthy. A popular dog in the show ring, the breed's […]
Large Münsterländer The Large Münsterländer can be instantly distinguished from its smaller relative by its distinctive coloration, which is a striking combination of black and white, rather than liver and white. The larger breed should also have ticking or roaning in the white.
History of Large […]
Gordon Setter The black-and-tan coloration of the Gordon is distinctive among setters. It is an adept sporting dog, being skilled at locating game, and is also an impressive sight in the show ring. Puppies are slow to mature, however, and appear rather uncoordinated.
History of Gordon Setter
Weimaraner A sleek, uniformly grey coat colour and fine, aristocratic features are the main hallmarks of this medium-sized hunting dog. It has a strong muzzle and only a moderate stop. The Weimaraner, originally known as the Weimar Pointer, comes from a long tradition of German hunting dogs, many […]
Small Münsterländer This sturdy breed can be distinguished from its larger relative not only by its size, but also by its coloration, which is invariably liver and white. It is otherwise of similar type, being a powerful, muscular dog very well suited to working in the field for long periods.