German Wire-haired Pointer

Breed History / Description

A larger, more rugged version of his smooth haired cousin, the German Wire Haired Pointer has a harsh bristly coat to give him protection in rough cover and rough weather. The German Wire Haired Pointer was developed from several wire-coated pointing breeds popular in Germany in the 19th century. It has been suggested that French Griffon blood was also used. The German Wire Haired Pointer is a rugged and indefatigable worker. The German Wire-haired Pointer is part of the Gundog Group.


Powerful, strong, versatile hunting dog, excels in both field and water. Loyal, intelligent, sound temperament and alert. 


Gentle, affectionate and even-tempered. Alert, biddable and very loyal.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press

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