Get to know the German Wirehaired Pointer
All you need to know about the breed
The bushy-bearded German Wirehaired Pointer breed was developed in the 19th century as a hunters’ companion and a great all-rounder – tracking, pointing, retrieving: the GWP (as they’re also known) could do it all, and with admirable stamina.
While the German Wirehaired Pointer now makes an excellent companion to non-hunting humans too, those breed characteristics run deep and you’ll certainly observe your GWP stopping to “point” when out and about. And if you choose a German Wirehaired Pointer you’ll be out and about often: these active, hardy dogs need plenty of exercise, whether that’s running off the lead, long walks with their humans, games or even chances to swim.
When at home, you’ll find the German Wirehaired Pointer gentle and calm, getting on well with children once trained (although they should not be left alone unsupervised with them) and even other dogs. Smaller pets such as guinea pigs or rabbits don’t make ideal German Wirehaired Pointer housemates (for their own sakes) however, as these dogs’ prey instinct is still very much present. They even make excellent watchdogs – and in recent times, search and rescue teams have started putting them to work too, giving them the ideal blend of physical and mental stimulation and adding yet another string to their bow.
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your German Wirehaired Pointer
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