German Wire haired Pointer
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 24-25 in (60-67cm) Bitch: 22-24 in (56-62cm)
Weight: Dog: 55-75 lb (25-34kg) Bitch: 45-64 lb (20.5-29kg)
Coat: Thick and harsh, no longer than 1½ in (4cm) long, with dense undercoat
Color: Liver and white, solid liver, and also black and white in the UK; solid black and tricolor highly undesirable
|The German Wire-haired Pointer is very similar to
the German Short-haired Pointer, except in coat, and
the latter obviously had a hand in the Wire-haired's
make-up, as did the Wire-haired Pointing Griffon
and the Stichelhaar, as well as the Airedale Terrier.
The German Wire-haired Pointer was claimed to
be superior to the Short-haired in forest and water,
and at hunting bigger game. Although popular in its
homeland, the German Wire-haired took longer than
the Short-haired to become established overseas.
The Wire-haired, although it can adapt to the role
of household pet, has had certain aggressive qualities
bred into it, and is best kept purely as a hunting dog.