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German Wirehaired Pointer

Tags: Sporting, Large-sized, Kid-friendly, Challenging for first-time owners, Requires firm, dedicated training

Our most distinctive feature -- besides being a multi-purpose hunting dog and cordial companion -- is that wiry coat that lets us "dress" for all occasions. The outer coat is the wiry part -- straight hairs (up to 2 inches long), harsh and lying flat atop a soft, dense undercoat (in the winter). The harsh-soft combination is both water-repellent and weather-resistant, while protecting us from scrapes and scratches when the going gets rough. Regular brushing (several times a week) keeps us looking sharp.

Rave review

  • Affectionate, devoted family friend
  • Agile and active
  • Aloof and proud
  • Born to run, happy to walk
  • Busy is better than bored
  • Energizer doggie

Report card

  • Independent thinker
  • Intelligent and ready to learn
  • Lives to work
  • Loves kids and vice versa
  • Novice owners might be challenged with this breed
  • Outdoor enthusiast
  • Caters to country, tolerates town
  • Socialization and training must start early
  • Stubborn streak
  • Training must be firm but gentle, patient and consistent

What to expect

You already know my remarkable abilities as a hunter and family friend. Here are three other things I ought to tell you -- because owners of German Wirehaired Pointers quickly find out anyway: we can be strong willed, stubborn, and sometimes jealous of other dogs. Please make my training firm but respectful of my intelligence. You're the boss -- and so are all the other humans in my new family. And work with me on this other-dog jealousy issue. With the help of my humans, I'm going to have the best life a dog ever had -- so there's no need to be jealous.

Watch for

A generally healthy breed, with possibility of subcutaneous (under the skin) cysts, and malocclusion (of the teeth).

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