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German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer Content
Life Span: 8 and 10 years.
Litter Size: 6 and 10 puppies.
Group: Gun Dog, Sporting Dog
Color: The colors of the German Wirehaired Pointer are liver and white, black and white, and solid liver.
Hair Length: Short
Size: Large
Shedding: Moderate Shed
Male Height: 24-26 inches
Male Weight: 60-70 pounds
Female Height: 22 inches
Female Weight: 60-70 pounds
Living Area: The German Wirehaired Pointer is best suited in a home with a large fenced yard. They do very poorly in apartment style living. They get extreme indoor restlessness and need to spend a large quantity of time outside. They are known to become very high strung and active indoors. In order to prevent this extreme indoor restlessness they need plenty of outdoor exercise.

About this Breed

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a very distinctive, muscular medium sized dog. This breed's most distinctive feature is its wiry weather resistant coat and its facial furnishings. The head is moderately long with brown eyes that are overhung with medium length eyebrows. The ears are rounded and hang close to the head. The ears are not to be broad. The muzzle is to be fairly long with a straight nasal bone. The nose is to be brown with large open nostrils. The neck of the dog is medium length and slightly arched. The skin is to be tight to be the body. The ribs are well sprung and the chest is deep. The back should be short, straight, and strong. The hips are broad with a nicely rounded croup. The tail is set high and should be carried horizontal or above when the dog is alert. The tail is docked about two-fifths of its original length. The leg bones are flat not round and strong. They cannot be too heavy that the dog's agility is impeded. The feet are webbed, arched high with thick pads and hard strong nails. The dewclaws are generally removed. The thighs are strong and muscular. The hind legs are parallel when viewed from the back. The hocks are short and straight. The gait of the German Wirehaired Pointer is free and smooth. It should have sufficient reach in the forequarters with substantial power in the hindquarters. It is considered to be a moderate gait. The dog has a strong ground covering stride and keeps a firm back. The legs move in a straight line and there is no tendency for the legs to cross over or interfere.
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