The German Wirehaired Pointer is a breed that is commonly owned by people who like to hunt game, or wildlife rangers. They are working dogs that excel at finding and retrieving game.
German Wirehaired Pointers are tough dogs that can withstand bad weather, have immense energy and great durability. Their dense wirehair protects them from injuries when working in the field or bush. Those attributes, paired with a fearless temperament, make them perfect for hunting.
They are only mildly suitable as family dogs as they require a great amount of exercise, which just can’t be given by most families. To be truly happy as a family dog, they would need to be taken on daily power runs and be given regular mental challenges to complete.
German Wirehaired Pointers will adapt to their owners, who they want to please at all times. They are bright and keen learners, but have their own minds and consistent upbringing is required.
Compared to The German Shorthaired Pointer, this breed has a more robust temperament and isn’t as aloof. They also don’t get nervous or anxious as easily when situations and environments change.
This breed is not recommended at all for apartment living. They are good with children and other dogs in the house but need to be well socialised to smaller pets.
|Life expectancy:||12-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||high|