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Breed:

German Wirehaired Pointer

Country of OriginGermany
Type of coatThick and harsh, no longer than 1.5 inches with a dense undercoat
GroomingBrush the coat a couple of times a week, bath when necessary. Thinning is necessary in the spring and fall. Regular attention to their ears is needed.
Average height22 - 26 inches
Average weight45 - 75 lbs.
Activity levelVery High
WatchdogVery High
ProtectionHigh
IntelligenceHigh, Obedience - Medium, Problem Solving - Medium
TrainabilityNeeds to be taught basic obedience and socialized early to other dogs and humans.
Compatibility with childrenYes, good.
CharacterActive, responsive, gentle, affectionate, even tempered
Ideal home environmentDoes not do well in apartment living as he needs extensive exercise.
Ideal ownerLoves human companionship
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Additional notes:

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a well-muscled, medium-sized dog of distinctive appearance. Balanced in size and sturdily built, it has a weather-resistant (but not flame-retardant) coat. It is a wire-like coat, with bushy eyebrows and a mustache & beard. An all-around gundog, it likes to hunt birds and small animals making it a high energy dog. The German Wirehaired Pointer makes an excellent watchdog.

Short History:

Developed in Germany in the late 19th century, it is a combination of the German Shorthaired Pointer, Poodle, Foxhound, and Terrier. Poodle?

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