Dog Breed Group: Gun Dog
Life Span: 12-14 years
Weight: Male: 24-32, Female: 22.5-30
Height: Male: 24-26, Female: 22-24
Origin of Name: The German Wirehaired Pointer is a medium to large-sized griffon type breed of dog of Germany.
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British sportsmen banned special Hunting Dogs to work on land or lake for a variety of birds and a wide variety of terrains, and along with hunting techniques - hence British settlers, smoothies, and retrievers Confusion of. Hunters from Continental Europe took a different approach: they created bird dogs who were able to do all of this. Spinones from Italy, Vizsla from Hungary and GWP from Germany are examples of these famous versatile hunting companions, sometimes referred to as the ""European utility breed"".
The German wirehead pointer name is an English translation of the German breed name, German-Druthar. Breeding of wire-coated pointed dogs was somewhat frantic among German players of the early 1800s. During the latter part of the century, dog people in Britain and on the continent became passionate about classifying dogs by breed rather than by type only. Thus, rigid-coated gundogs such as GWP, Pudelpointer and German Broken-coated pointer were officially established as distinct breeds.
From the beginning of the breed, fundamentalists have considered the GWP's coat to be of extreme importance. Understandable, opinionated breeders consider GWP to be efficient in an all-terrain, all-weather predator, tall grass, deep wood, or water. The Wiri coat acts as a waterproof suit of armor, and the shaggy eyebrows and beards protect the eyes and face from the greed of the thorny brush and the bearer.
North American players began importing GWPs in the 1920s, and the AKC accepted the breed in their studbooks in 1959.