German Wirehaired Pointer
Ease of Training
He originated in Germany in the 1800s
He was used as a hunting dog
Personality and Behavior
He's friendly, even-tempered and reliable
He's generally aloof with strangers
He likes to swim
He's very athletic and has lots of endurance
He'll bond closely with you and show you lots of affection and love
He loves being with his owner or other family members and hates being left alone
He likes to roam and wander off
He can be stubborn and has a mind of his own
He can turn destructive if he isn't getting enough exercise and mental stimulation
He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
Option 2: Strip his short coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.
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