German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

Breed Fact

Country of OriginGermany
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Male: 61–68 cm, Female: 57–64 cm
Weight: Male: 27–32 kg, Female: 27–32 kg
Color: Roan, Liver, Black & White, Liver & White
Life Expectancy: 12 – 14 years
Temperament: Affectionate, Loyal, Intelligent, Willful, Friendly, Active
Litter Size: 5 to 11 puppies
Health Problems: Some lines are prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections, genetic eye disease and skin cancers.

The German Wirehaired Pointer has a coarse, wiry, weather-resistant coat. It is about 2 inches long with a thick undercoat. The dogs coat is basically water-repellent and protects him from brambles. The beard, forehead hair and whiskers protect his face. The neck is strong and slender and the chest is wide and deep. The lips are not pendent and the muzzle is long, wide and robust. The eyes are dark and transparent. It has a strong scissors bite. The color is liver & white, spotted, roan or ticked. Sometimes an individual will be solid liver. The nose should be dark brown. The head and ears should be brown, sometimes with a white blaze. The pendent ears hang down limply beside the head. The tail is moderately docked.