Because of his heritage as a hunting breed, the German Wirehaired Pointer requires extensive exercise. He makes an excellent jogging companion. He loves to swim and retrieve, both good ways to provide the level of activity he needs to burn off all that energy. The German Wirehaired Pointer loves having a job to do and thrives on attention. Training him to compete in dog sports gives him a job to do, as well as physical activity and mental stimulation. Reputable breeders breed few litters, and they usually have a waiting list of people who want to get a puppy from them.
Make a few phone calls and ask a lot of questions from people who have lived with or taken care of the breed you want. A good breeder can tell you all you want to know about the dog you want. Attending a dog show is probably the most enjoyable way to start tracking down a breeder, but you can also turn to doggy magazines. Joining a club devoted to your breed of choice gets you in touch with good breeders through an online group, email subscription, and contacts with other members. You can also go online and join a group or discussion list devoted to your type of dog.
About The GWP
The German Wirehaired Pointer has a noble appearance. He has a harsh coat that completely protects his skin. His movement is flowing and harmonious, as well strong and powerful. The length of his body and his height at withers is almost equal. The head is proportionate to his body size. The stop is also visibly pronounced.
The nose is strongly pigmented corresponding to the color of the coat. Its muzzle is deep, strong, broad, and long. Its lips are thick and close fitting. The German Wirehaired Pointer is dark-colored and has an alert and lively expression. It can be light, brown, or black roan with or without patches. Male German Wirehaired Pointers stand 24 to 26 inches at the shoulder. Females are on the smaller side but not shorter than 22 inches. Affectionate and loyal to his family, the German Wirehaired Pointer is friendly toward people he knows but aloof with strangers.
More than just a hunting dog, he loves human companionship and makes an excellent house dog and family member.
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He just needs to get plenty of physical and mental exercise. The German Wirehaired Pointer is a good watchdog, barking when strangers approach his property. He may be aggressive toward strange dogs. Early socialization is a must. Respect his intelligence, and you will find that he has a strong desire to please. German Wirehaired Pointers take well to training, but they are creative and independent thinkers. Remain consistent and avoid keeping them idle. Use positive reinforcement techniques such as play, praise, and food rewards.
They may or may not get along with cats and other small pets.
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Add to cart. Be the first to write a review About this product. New other : lowest price. About this product Product Information Devised by German sportsmen at the turn of the twentieth century, the German Wirehaired Pointer is a multi-purpose hunting dog that possesses the four key characteristics required in the field: strength, boldness, stamina, and intelligence. Prized for his eager-to-please personality, the German Wirehaired Pointer has even more fans who don't require him to point, retrieve, or hold wounded game.
Today the GWP is a superb family companion, a true "people" dog that thrives on interaction with his family. Gentle and even-tempered, the GWP is ideal for a household with children, with whom he's eager to share his fun-loving personality. Given the breed's workaholic mentality, an active family who will provide the GWP with a job to do is ideal; the breed's characteristics are outlined in chapter two, and all potential owners will gain a clearer insight into the breed's requirements from reading this concise and helpful chapter.
New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume.