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German Wirehaired Pointer:Dog Breed Profile

German Wirehaired Pointer is a muscular, medium-sized dog with a distinctive appearance. Balanced in size and structurally sound, the breed's main features are its weather-resistant, bristly coat, and facial decoration. Typical of the pointer style, the German setae is an intelligent, energetic, and determined hunting dog. The early dachshund was a hybrid of several other breeds, such as the Dachshund, The Dachshund, the bloodhound, the English Hound, the Polish water dog, the German Shepherd, and the Griffin. Therefore, this species has both land and water hunting skills, which can make hunters fully satisfied. It was first recognized in Germany in 1870. It was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1920.

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  • About German Wirehaired Pointer Breed

    The furs of German Wirehaired Pointer are a kind of barrier against the external environment such as climate and have a great degree of water resistance. The coat is generally organized, rough, hard, and tough, and fairly flat,2.5 to 5.1 cm long, enough to protect the entire body, but not to hide the outline of the body. Longer eyebrows protect the eyes from damage, and whiskers and sideburns together prevent the dog's front face from being scratched by bushes and thorns. A very dense subcutaneous substance insulates the body from the winter cold, but in the summer, the coat will have a degree of shedding that is almost invisible.

German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Daily Care

We're going to use a brush (brown brush) or a comb to give German Wirehaired a brush coat. The chest, abdomen, and legs of this dog have a long and dense coat and often dragged on the ground, if not often combed, will stick to dust and dirt, or even compacts, not only affect the appearance but also will be affected by bacteria and disease. In addition to grooming him regularly, we also give him a bath every now and then.


German Wirehaired Pointer is a carnivorous animal. Its digestive tract is shorter than that of herbivores. The content of hydrochloric acid in its stomach ranks the first among domestic animals. In order to ensure the healthy growth of dogs in a good environment, we should configure enough animal protein and fat in the daily basic diet for dogs to eat.

If the German wirehaired Pointer has periodontal disease, we can take the dog to the dentist. Dental veterinarians can treat periodontal disease through the periodontal flap, periodontal regeneration, and other operations, but the operation is expensive, so prevention is more important than treatment.


Ten. In German wirehaired Pointer puppy period, five months before we start training it to eat and poop accustomed to, first of all to eat must timing point, if a dog picky, it then give it ten minutes of time, this meal if with more than half left ten minutes later, the master should immediately take away, or pour out, wait until the next meal before you start, it is absolutely not allowed to eat any snacks, will keep time to train it to have a meal, not only is good for its body, also can give it form the good habit of time point.


In a German Shorthaired Pointer's life, eating and sleeping, which may seem normal to us, are very important to them. Therefore, in order to make dogs more obedient to the master's words, do not let dogs sleep in the master's bed because of pet dogs. However, it is better not to keep him in the same room all the time. In this case, the dog may feel a little anxious, which may lead to the dog's emotional instability and damage to the things around him. It is also likely to leave a psychological shadow of loneliness on dogs as they grow up, thus causing great harm to their later character formation.

German Wirehaired Pointer Breed History

By about 1850, with frequent rebellions in the country and improvements in shotguns and bullets, the hunting profession was stimulated to a point where everyone (without class distinctions) went hunting. But the number of people playing sport is more than twice as large as hunting alone, and the popularity of this activity has led to an increasing number of dogs. Gradually, the breeding of hounds became a matter of professionals. Some breeds have become adept at pointing out the location of wild birds in trees and fields for shooting; Other breeds are trained to retrieve prey from land and water. Over time, each dog acquired its expertise in a particular area. Some continental sporting lovers find it hard to be really happy because they are not satisfied with one kind of hound for only one kind of prey. They expect a 'multi-purpose' dog. At this point, the training of hounds with this ability began to appear in European countries. For native Germans, one of these breeds was the Deutsch-Drahthaar, which literally translates as German Wirehaired Pointer. Although there are excellent breeders and trainers, germans need lots of sporting dogs. They have no patience with these professionals and would like to replace the hounds with a wide range of abilities adapted to all kinds of prey and to all kinds of terrain. And the Dachshund was just what they needed. Because it combines the special qualities of the spaniel, fox terrier, and poodle. Through these diverse breeding methods, they created a nearly ideal multifunctional dog. These dogs are just as good at pointing and hunting on land as they are in the water. They have a keen sense of smell and the quality of hard work, and more importantly, are courageous and suitable to face all kinds of difficulties of the coat. Throughout the development of the breed, the coat has always been emphasized, as it was pointed out by members of the Bristle Guide Hound Club before 1902. At the time they said: 'The most important characteristic of a breed is that it has a coat of appropriate strength. 'There is a good reason for this emphasis on the coat of the dog, as determined by the work that the Dachshund is required to do. In short, the dog was bred as an 'all-weather' and 'multifunctional' dog. Because they have to go through undergrowth that can seriously damage any dog that doesn't have the strength of the coat. In the early years of Germany, although the dachshund had become a popular sporting dog, it was not until 1928 that it was admitted to the German Kennel Club as a breed. The dog was introduced to the United States in 1920, where the Dachshund Club was founded in 1953. In 1959, the breed was admitted to the AKC as a German dachshund and the name of the national club was changed to the American Dachshund Club.    

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