Since the German Wirehaired Pointer is so obedient and eager to please, it is an ideal dog to train for television and film. You're probably looking at your Wirehaired and thinking that not everyone can appreciate the true beauty of its coat as you do, but the German Wirehaired Pointer is no stranger to the spotlight. Although you'd be pressed to remember seeing a German Wirehaired Pointer on television, it has been much depicted in art throughout history.
In the United States, this dog has not garnered much popularity, especially with the decline in hunting as a recreational sport. The German Wirehaired Pointer has been in America for less than 100 years, and in existence just a few years longer, but this breed had been the muse of many artists during its time. Artist Michael Steddum has an entire collection dedicated to the beauty and form of the German Wirehaired Pointer. The sleek lines of its body in action and its speed have long made it a great subject to study. This obedient dog has proven that it can be trained to do anything, including sitting for a painting.
Since it is unlikely that you'll be able to tune in to your favorite television show and get a glimpse of your favorite pooch in action, you'll have to turn to a place where you know you can see the best of the best - The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. For many dog owners, especially those inclined to more "rustic" dogs like the German Wirehaired Pointer, dog shows can be pretentious and unappealing. One glance at the beautiful form, flawless coat, and incredible gait of other breeds, and you will truly begin to appreciate the down-to-earth appearance of the German Wirehaired Pointer.
If you have an interest in getting your German Wirehaired Pointer on television or films, make sure that your pet is properly trained. Its easy trainability makes it a perfect candidate for fame on the big screen. Consistent and firm training will prepare your German Wirehaired Pointer for the Walk of Fame. Because it can be aggressive towards other animals and aloof with strangers, it is strongly encouraged that you socialize your dog properly before you make it work in front of the camera.
You're probably wondering why you haven't seen many German Wirehaired Pointers in television shows and movies, and the answer is simple. The demands of this occupation require that your pet be kept indoors a great deal of the day, and, as you know, the German Wirehaired Pointer requires a lot of daily exercise. Being inside on a set all day will only create a destructive release of pent-up energy. Still, it is possible to make your dog a television or movie star if you take it out for exercise breaks whenever you can in between filming. Since not many German Wirehaired Pointers have made it to the big screen, your dog will have the benefit of curiosity.