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German Wirehaired Pointers

Also referred to as Deutscher Drahthaarigers or Vorstehunds or German Pointers or Drahthaars

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
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German Wirehaired Pointers

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Average Height & Weight

The German Wirehaired Pointer is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 24 to 26 inches.

Weight: 45 to 75 pounds.

Females – Height: Less than 22 inches.

Weight: 45 to 75 pounds.

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German Wirehaired Pointers


Typical Coloring

German Wirehaired Pointers are commonly liver, liver and white, and black and white.





Nature-lovers at heart, German Wirehaired Pointers love being active and outside, and they have tireless, energetic personalities that reflect their outdoorsy spirit. They can be aloof, especially around strangers, and stubborn. They are very protective of their families.




Activity Level

German Wirehaired Pointers were bred as hunters, and they have maintained the high energy that made them so good at that job. They need vigorous daily exercise, such as running or hunting.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

German Wirehaired Pointers are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concern is canine hip dysplasia. Elbow dysplasia is less common but still occurs within the breed.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

German Wirehaired Pointers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



German Wirehaired Pointers


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

German Wirehaired Pointers are generally good with kids, though they can become too playful with them. They are shy with other dogs but friendly toward other pets.




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