If there is one thing that the German Wirehaired Pointer was bred to do, it's work. This dog was born to work. From the quality and nature of its coat to its unique build, the German Wirehaired Pointer has all the qualities of an excellent working dog. And this makes it the ideal companion for its human partner. The main "work" done by this breed is hunting, and the German Wirehaired Pointer has served that purpose incredibly well over the last few hundred years.
The German Wirehaired Pointer was bred out of the need for a dog that was versatile on land and in water. After carefully handpicking the breeds to mix, the result was the German Wirehaired Pointer in all its hunting glory. Even today, many hunters are amazed at the true versatility of this breed. The German Wirehaired Pointer lives to please its master, and it will work as hard as its well-muscled legs will allow, all for the love of its owner.
The German Wirehaired Pointer doesn't just work; it works hard and it works in all conditions. Equally adept at retrieving water fowl as search and pointing for its master, this dog has proven that there's no terrain and no game too tough to handle. It is also a low-maintenance dog. A trip into the water to retrieve game won't ruin its coat, and you won't have to spend long hours grooming it.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is famous for its boundless energy, which comes in handy for its workaholic needs. Being a tireless dog, it will keep going as long as you want it to, with proper amounts of water, of course. Because it requires such vigorous exercise on a daily basis, the German Wirehaired Pointer actually feels comfortable working. It has an incredible amount of energy to burn, and if you've got work to be done, it is more than happy to oblige its master.
But hunting isn't the only work the German Wirehaired Pointer is capable of; it will also serve as a competent watch dog for your family. It is willing to go great lengths to protect its family, and it is naturally suspicious of strangers. This family-oriented pet will proudly play the role of protector for your family, as long as it is properly rewarded with hugs, treats, and lots of love.
Although hunting is the legacy of its breed, the German Wirehaired Pointer is also capable of doing small chores around the house to make your life easier. This dog is eager to keep you happy, and it will fetch your morning paper, bring your slippers to you, and even help you find the remote, if it is trained enough to do these things. The German Wirehaired Pointer doesn't stop working unless of course it's time for treats and play time with the owner!