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German Wirehaired Pointer Info

German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Information

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Lifespan: 8-10 years Height: 22-26" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 6-10 pups
Group: Sporting Weight: 60-70 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Large

Breed Overview

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 60 lbs that can reach 70 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The German Wirehaired Pointer breed has a typical lifespan of 8 to 10 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the German Wirehaired Pointer should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 10 puppies.

German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Characteristics

Group Sporting Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog yes
Origin Germany Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

German Wirehaired Pointer Temperament

very active and intelligent, loyal to its family, friendly with those they know, make good watchdogs

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, ear infections, genetic eye disease and skin cancers

German Wirehaired Pointer Coat

German Wirehaired Pointer Dog Colors

Liver and white, solid liver, (the white often spotted with ticking) and roaning in liver

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