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German Wirehaired Pointer


Other Names

Deutsch Drahthaar, GWP

History

The German Wirehaired Pointer originated in Germany in the 1800s and is said to be a mixture of Griffon, Pointer, Foxhound, Poodle, German Shorthaired Pointer and Polish Water Dog. They were used for hunting.

Appearance

Medium sized, muscular, sturdy, with wired hair

Color and Coat

The double coat is wiry, harsh, flat, medium length and weather resistent. They come in liver, liver and white, and liver roan.

AKC Group

Sporting

Height

Males 24-26 inches, Females Over 22 inches

Activity Level

Medium to High

Tempermant

Loyal, affectionate, reliable, enthusiastic to learn
 
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