German Wirehaired Pointer Breed Profile


Among the qualties of the German Wirehaired Pointer is that they are affectionate, active, intelligent, loyal, eager to learn, friendly, steady, lively and vigorous.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog does best with older children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 12 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 60 to 70 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, ear infections, genetic eye diseases and skin cancers.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog, as they prefer the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush daily.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog is very high strung.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $650+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. May try to dominate other animals.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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