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German Wirehaired Pointer

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German Wirehaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Alternative names
Deutsch Drahthaar
Deutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund
Drahthaar
Country of origin
Germany
Common nicknames
 
Classification and breed standards
FCI: Group 7 Section 1 #98  
AKC: Sporting  
ANKC: Group 3 (Gundogs)  
CKC: Group 1 - Sporting Dogs  
KC (UK): Gundog  
NZKC: Gundog  
UKC: Gun Dog Breeds  
Not recognized by any major kennel club
This breed of dog is extinct
Notes
 

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a breed of dog developed in the 1800s in Germany for hunting.

Appearance

The coat is wiry and the breed has a typical beard. The color can be liver, black, or either color with white. Commonly the head is a solid or nearly solid color and the body is speckled, with saddles or large patches of solid color.

Temperament

This version of German Pointer makes a good family dog and a working dog with tolerance for a variety of conditions.

Health

Hip and elbow arthritis can be an inherited problem.

History

This gun dog was created by selective breeding from various other breeds, including the French Griffon, Pudelpointer, Short-Haired Pointer, and Broken-Coated Pointer.


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