If you love the thrill of hunting, the German Wirehaired Pointer is the perfect dog for you. Originally bred due to the increased need for a versatile hunting dog, the German Wirehaired Pointer still retains that versatility today, serving well on land and in water. The Pointer has been very well-received by hunters of all types due its full-service capabilities to hunt various game in a wide variety of terrains. Whether you hunt for sport or for work, the German Wirehaired Pointer is the most skilled companion a hunter will ever need.
The German Wirehaired Pointer was bred with special attention paid to the dog's versatility. The most notable feature of this breed is its wire-like hair. This hair is suitable for all-weather and it does not require heavy maintenance and upkeep. The German Wirehaired Pointer's versatile nature is facilitated by the hair that protects it from sickness when hunting in the water because it is water repellent.
Another element of versatility that makes the German Wirehaired Pointer of particular use to avid hunters is this breed's ability to perform different hunting tasks as needed. As the name indicates, this breed is specifically skilled in locating and pointing out game. But a trait unique to the German Wirehaired Pointer is its ability to handle both feathers and fur with comparable skill, yet it is still incredibly adept at handling water fowl. As you can see, there is no game that the German Wirehaired Pointer can't handle, and even the fox isn't too cunning for this breed.
Hunters often prefer to travel in groups, and the German Wirehaired Pointer was bred specifically to serve a small hunting party. This rugged dog is very obedient, making it ideal for hunting parties on foot that requires a dog that can point and locate, to serve as a gundog and sniff out wounded game. Even though this breed also makes a great family and companion dog, it will always retain its elite hunting skills even if it is just a friendly game of chase with a squirrel. But you should be careful, because often their keen hunting instincts breed aggression. If this is a family pet as well, make sure the dog is completely socialized before you begin regular hunting activities.
Eager to please its owner, the German Wirehaired Pointer simply requires consistency to live up to their full hunting potential. This is a breed that is easy to train because it is an energetic and very hard-working creature. Discover new terrain with your pet and discover just how versatile it can be. But since this breed has very keen instincts, you have to be careful not to let it off the leash near traffic since the German Wirehaired Pointer has a tendency to dart off when it sees a rabbit.