This smart, energetic, and determined hunter has a distinctive appearance and was built for agility and endurance in the field.

Vital Stats

Height: 22 to 26 inches at shoulder
Weight: 60 to 70 pounds
Coat: short and wiry
Life span: 12 to 14 years

Summary
The German Wirehaired Pointer was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to be a versatile hunting dog, a job at which he still excels today. He can hunt any game on any terrain and point and retrieve from land or water.

His excellent nose and stamina are appreciated by hunters worldwide, and he’s also a great companion for active families who can provide an outlet for his high energy level. Full German Wirehaired Pointer profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)