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Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer
Country of Origin: Germany
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Hunting
Life Span: 12-14 years
Appearance: Large
Color: liver & white, spotted, roan or ticked
Coat Type: Smooth
Grooming: The coat should be brushed about twice a week with a firm bristle brush. Some stripping of the coat is needed, but this isn't very difficult. The hairs should be hand plucked occasionally depending on the condition of the coat. It is usually thinned in the spring and fall. Bathe only when necessary. The hair of the coat should be as hard as possible but must not look untidy. Check the ears to make sure they are clean. The feet should be checked after the dog has been out working.
Height: 22-26 inches
Weight: 60-70 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Lively
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Physical: Some lines are prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections, genetic eye disease and skin cancers.