German Wirehaired Pointer
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The Breed's History:
German hunters in search of a rugged dog who could hunt any kind of game on any terrain created the German Wirehaired Pointer in the late 1800s. In him they blended the best qualities of the Pointer, Poodle, and Foxhound to develop an all-purpose dog who could point and retrieve on land and in water, no matter what the weather or environment.
He is distinguished from the German Shorthaired Pointer not only by his coat but also by his size - slightly larger with a longer body - but also by differences in head shape and temperament. The two breeds were developed separately, with the Shorthair being slightly older and crosses of different breeds were used to develop each.
The German Wirehaired Pointer was admitted into the German Kartell for dogs in 1928. He was imported into the United States in the 1920s, and in 1953, the German Drahthaar Club of America was formed.
The breed was admitted into the AKC in 1959, when the parent club was officially changed to the German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America. He remains a well-loved hunting companion today.
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1 foot, 10 inch. to 2 feet, 2 inch. (55,88 to 66,04 cm)
60 to 70 pounds (27,22 to 31,76 Kg)
12 to 14 years
Potential Health Issues:
Von Willebrand's Disease
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