Original Name : Deutsch Drahthaar
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 24-26¾ inches
Female size : 22½-25¼ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Germany
German Wirehaired Pointers have remarkable qualities that are recognized throughout the globe, but in their native country they are considered to be the epitome of the pointing breeds. These firm, self-assured dogs are well balanced, without shyness or aggression.
In proportion to the size and sex of the dog, line of skull and muzzle slightly divergent.
Straight, slightly sloping topline, pronounced withers, strong, very muscular back, short, broad, muscular loins, long, broad croup.
Brown roan with or without patches, black roan with or without patches, brown with or without white patches on the chest, light roan.
Medium-sized, set high and broad, not curled in.
Reaching the hock, carried straight or slightly saber-shaped.
Wiry, close and dense.
German Wirehaired Pointer breeding started in earnest at the end of the 19th century, with the aim of producing an efficient, firm gundog, based on the principle that efficiency conditions type and the need to give breeders maximum latitude. The best wirehaired breeds were involved in the program (Pudelpointer, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, German Wirehaired Pointer), together with the German Shorthaired Pointer to over time produce a dog with a virtually weather-proof coat and the versatility to succeed in all fields of work.