German Wirehaired Pointer

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • 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

Training

  • He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.

Shedding

  • 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.

Other varieties

  • NA

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