German Wirehaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointers are usually very easily trained, they are intelligent, energetic, and usually friendly. They require a lot of physical and mental challenges due to the speed and endurance the German Shorthaired Pointer retains from its hunting background, these can be achieved by reward-based training and participation in dog sports such as field trials, tracking, agility, and obedience, or retrieving items such as tennis balls or Frisbees. Their hunting background make them likely to engage in behaviors such as chasing wildlife, roaming, or digging. They make good watchdogs, although they may be aloof with strangers, meaning they may have some aggressive tendencies.
German Wirehaired Pointer History:
The German Wirehaired Pointer, commonly known as the Drahtaar, was officially recognised in the 1920’s. The German Wirehaired Pointer is made up of a mix of Griffon, Stichelhaar, Pudelpointer and German Shorthaired Pointer – each of which were being developed simultaneously in the late 1800’s. This breeding led to dogs that were able to point and track game, retrieve waterfowl from land or water, confront vermin and are full-response hunting dogs.
The breed has a large following in Germany, although they are not common else where in the world.
Deutsch Drahthaar, Deutscher, Drahthaar, Drahthaariger, German Wirehair Pointer, Vorstehund