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Gus - German Wirehaired Pointer Dog For Adoption
German Wirehaired Pointer Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-26136
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Date Listed: 07/08/2017
Date Expires: 08 days from now

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rescue
Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Gus

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 07/08/2017
Location: Denton, TX 75261
USA
USA
Tags: German Wirehaired Pointer Dog For Adoption in Denton, TX, USA
Physical Attributes
Ear Type Droopy
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Independent
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer. Adoption Fee: 275.00. Love his gentle, soulful eyes, and adorable fuzzy face? Gus is currently only available for adoption or meeting families that meet very specific criteria. Breed experience as adults or significant training experience No small children Experience with special needs dogs Patience to help Gus adjust through transition Preferrably a female with good leadership qualities Ability and a committment to provide appropriate physical and social stimulation. Gus came to us VERY shut down and emaciated. We have spent many months working with him to get him feeling good physically, and also socially; as the two are interdependent for many dogs. Our animal welfare team is overseeing his care and progress. After a tremendous amount of time and effort GUS has made great progress and is an active social part of his foster home. However following some difficulty with transitioning to new environments, and changes in routine, further medical work-up was chosen. Unfortunately, it gave us both good and bad news for Gus. The good news is that it has helped us tremendously in understanding what impacts Gus's behavior and hesitancy in new scenarios, the bad news is that all that can be done, is to love him and help him patiently though the situations. Gus has a rapidly progressing form of PRA or Progressive Retinal Atrophy. http://www.akcchf.org/canine-health/your-dogs-health/disease-information/progressive-retinal-atrophy.html This condition will most likely result in total blindness for Gus. But Gus who is otherwise very healthy, also has many wonderful loveable qualities that we believe make him deserving of hope and a second chance at his own forever home. Gus is the classic German Wirehaired Pointer - a bit aloof but not unfriendly toward strangers; he is slow to trust, but will be a loyal and affectionate companion for just the right family! Gus is active, goofy, and playful. Gus enjoys snuggling and running equally. Gus loves his foster brothers and sisters. He can be protective of his home and premises which is not uncommon for a GWP raised as Gus was, but this is manageable with an appropriate committment to leadership. If you love his gentle, soulful eyes, and adorable fuzzy face and think you are interested in giving Gus a chance, send us an email and we would be happy to discuss a meeting!

German Wirehaired Pointer

A.K.A. : Deutsch Drahthaa, Deutscher Drahthaariger, Vorstehhund, Drahthaar
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

More About German Wirehaired Pointer Breed
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