Dog Breeds - German Wirehaired Pointer

Breed :      Sporting
Weight:      45-75 lbs
Height:       22-26 inches
Color(s):    liver and white, with ears and head solid liver, sometimes with a white blaze

German Wire Haired Pointer Breed Information:
The German Wirehaired Pointer was made in Germany during the 19th century for hunting purposes. It is a result of cross of griffon, Deutsch Stitchelhaar, Deutsch Kurzhaar, and the hunting Pudelpointer. This medium sized breed has a balanced body and webbed feet which help them in swimming. They are an excellent breed of hunting dogs who can work in any weather and areas; showing the characteristics of pointer, retriever, and spaniel.

German Wirehaired Pointer Health and Diseases:
This breed survives for 12 to 14 years and is at a risk of the following health problems and dog disease:
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Ear and ear problems
  • Skin cancer
  • Von Willebrands Disease type 2
  • Heart disease.