German Wirehaired Pointer

A.K.A. : Deutsch Drahthaa, Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehhund, Drahthaar
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Overview: The German Wirehaired Pointer has a coat that is quite different from the shorthaired variety. He's a great family dog, ready to accompany kids in play or loyally staying by his owner on a long walk.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): 45-75
Height (in): 22-26
Colors: Liver and white, with ears and head solid liver, sometimes with a white blaze.
Coat: Straight, harsh, wiry and flat, 1to 2" long. The under - coat is thick in winter but thin in summer.
Character: German Wirehaired Pointers are intelligent, eager to learn, loyal and brave.
Temperament: This breed is very active and responsive, although they are sometimes aloof.
Care: The German Wirehaired Pointer should be brushed a couple of times per week and bathed when needed. Some minimal hand-stripping may occasionally be needed to maintain a sleek outline.
Training: This breed should be taught basic obedience and social skills at a very early age.
Activity: German Wirehaired Pointers need a lot of exercise, because they are energetic hunters.
Country of Origin: Germany
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections, genetic eye disease, and skin cancers.
Life Expectancy: 12-14
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