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German Wire-haired Pointer

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

  • medium-length head
  • pronounced beard
  • harsh, flat outercoat
  • powerful muzzle
  • tail often kept nearly horizontal
  • well-arched toes with sturdy nails
  • straight forelegs
  • deep chest

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