German Wirehaired Pointer Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a German Wirehaired Pointer Dog and want to know if a German Wirehaired Pointer is suitable for your household?

Use the German Wirehaired Pointer information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of German Wirehaired Pointer and more.

German Wirehaired Pointer Facts

  • Name: German Wirehaired Pointer
  • Other Names: Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehund, German Pointer (Wirehaired), Drahthaar
  • Origin: Germany
  • Breed Group: Sporting (AKC:1959)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


German Wirehaired Pointer Dog Facts

German Wirehaired Pointer Information

A sturdily built hunter, the German wirehaired pointer should be able to hunt all day through all types of cover. It is slightly longer than it is tall, enabling the gait to be free and smooth. The weather-resistant, straight wiry coat is an essential breed characteristic. The outer coat is about 1 to 2 inches long, long enough to protect against brambles but not so long that the outline of the dog is obscured. The eyebrows, beard and whiskers are of medium length. The undercoat is thick in winter for warmth but thin in summer.

The German wirehaired pointer is both a rugged bird dog and amiable companion. It has the energy to hunt for hours, so it must be given a daily outlet lest it becomes destructive. It is a responsive breed, although it tends to be stubborn. It retains a guarding instinct, so it is often aloof, even protective, toward strangers as well as strange dogs. It is generally good, if sometimes overly boisterous, with children. It is ideal for the outdoor-oriented person wanting a tireless, weather-proof, intelligent partner.

What to do if you lose your German Wirehaired Pointer

If your German Wirehaired Pointer Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Phone the nearby vets to see if anyone has handed in your lost pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost German Wirehaired Pointer

If you find a German Wirehaired Pointer Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your area.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.