The German Wirehaired Pointer was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to be a versatile hunting dog breed, 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.

Watch and learn about German Wirehaired Pointer dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of German Wirehaired Pointer Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
German Wirehaired Pointer Dog Sporting Dogs 1 foot, 10 inches to 2 feet, 2 inches tall at the shoulder 60 to 70 pounds 12 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 2 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 2 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 2 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in Size. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

German Wirehaired Pointer is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means German Wirehaired Pointer has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs

Height

1 foot, 10 inches to 2 feet, 2 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

60 to 70 pounds

Life Span

12 to 14 years

Highlights

Can be independent and willful with a tendency to wander if not kept active and challengedCan be suspicious of strangers and aloof with all but his familyIf left alone too much can develop separation anxietyCan be slow to housetrainThey can be aggressive towards other dogs, especially male-to-male aggression.Many have a strong instinct to chase cats and seize cats and other small pets.A bored German Wirehaired Pointer can make a shambles of your home and yard.Young German Wirehaired Pointers (up to about 2 years of age) romp and jump with great vigor, and things and people can go flying.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.