The German Wirehaired Pointer has long been a topic of intrigue to owners and dog historians alike. Its ambiguous ancestry and unique capabilities have made it a subject of interest to many, including avid hunters. Because of its rugged look and rough charms, the German Wirehaired Pointer often gets a bad reputation, but this breed is actually loving and affectionate. Upon further inspection, you will find it a walking contradiction, both rugged and lovable.
Did you know that the coat of the German Wirehaired Pointer is considered weather resistant? This wire-like coat shields the German Wirehaired Pointer from rough outdoor elements, making it competent on land as well as in water. The flat, wiry coat is virtually water repellant. If you watch the German Wirehaired Pointer come out from the water, you'll be amazed as the water literally drops off its coat. This unique coat is thick enough to protect the German Wirehaired Pointer during winter, and thin enough to shed easily during the warmer months. The bearded face is also an intentional feature, meant to protect the face of the dog as it lays in wait in different types of coverage. The German Wirehaired Pointer has often been noted for its unique exterior, and few people realize that this unique exterior is a large part of what makes this breed unique.
Did you know that the German Wirehaired Pointer is the ultimate mixed dog? The history of this breed has often been debated among historians, and to this day, many still speculate about the true combination that makes up the German Wirehaired Pointer. The American Kennel Club has cited the mixture as being that of: Griffon, Stichelhaar, Pudelpointer and German Shorthair. This is in itself a unique combination for any dog, but even more interesting is that each of the above listed dogs is a result of cross-breeding. The Pudelpointer is a mixture between a Poodle and the English Pointer while the Griffon and Stichelhaar are mixed with the Pudelpointer, Polish Water Dog as well as the Foxhound and Pointer. Such a carefully picked breed deserves the hunting reputation for which the German Wirehaired Pointer has become famous.
Did you know that the German Wirehaired Pointer is considered easy to train due to its high intelligence level? This can be the bragging of a proud owner, or it can be a fact. Whatever the case, the German Wirehaired Pointer has proven itself to be of higher than average intelligence with its sharp hunting skills. But a more likely reason for the ease with which this breed can be trained is that its only goal is to keep its master happy. The affection and positive encouragement that comes during training is what the German Wirehaired Pointer lives for. As long as the love keeps coming, you can train this breed to do just about anything.