German Wirehaired Pointer
This smart, energetic, and determined hunter has a distinctive appearance and was built for agility and endurance in the field.
Height: 22 to 26 inches at shoulder
Weight: 60 to 70 pounds
Coat: short and wiry
Life span: 12 to 14 years
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
The German Wirehaired Pointer was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to be a versatile hunting dog, a job at which he still excels today. He can hunt any game on any terrain and point and retrieve from land or water. His excellent nose and stamina are appreciated by hunters worldwide, and he's also a great companion for active families who can provide an outlet for his high energy level.
German Wirehaired Pointer profile on
General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Ease at being home alone
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
General health
Good for novice owners