German Wirehaired Pointer


German Wirehaired Pointer- Group VII - Pointing Dogs, Section 1 - Continental Pointing Dogs.

General Appearance:

It can also be as powerful hunting dog and a nice social dog. It is intelligent and perceptive. It should not spend all its life in outdoor kennel. It is loyal and devoted to its owners and members of his family and it deserves to be bred by kind way , it is  temperamentally docile and friendly breed with a positive attitude to people.


The breed is by nature docile. Its upbringing does not make major problems. Its basis it is like other breeds its training must be absolute consistency. If it respects even beginners, from puppy this dog can be perfectly manageable, even without parfos training. Its character is balanced and "fixed," which means that it must endure absolutely no resistance and damage to the psyche by harsh training methods. It must be absolutely manageable, never show fear. It excels in calm after the shot and never seems any signs of shyness or aggression.

Due to its nature and adaptability, but also docility, its meekness and perfect controllability, would fit well for beginners. Unless the possibility of getting into hunting games it often requires long walks and hearty.


This is a rough-hound of noble appearance, attentive and energetic expression. Height at withers , male is from  61 to 68 cm and  female is  from 57 to 64 cm, length of the body should preferably be the same as the height at the withers, it can exceed the max. 3 cm.

Head matches overall size and it must be apparent affiliation of the wearer to one or the other gender, secondary sexual characteristics to be significant. The skull is flat above, slightly rounded at the sides, moderately broad. Its top of the line must be viewed from the side slightly divergent (divergent) with the muzzle. Browridges should be clear, frontal slope (stop) is sloping, well-defined.

The muzzle should be long, broad, strong and deep. Nasal bridge towards the nose slightly inclined to form a slightly down faced. Nose colour matches the colour of the hair and deep pigmented, black or chocolate brown. The nostrils must be properly opened. Lips are strong, but hanging close to the jaw and teeth, should not be loose. Pigmentation their edges is corresponding to the colour of the coat. Jaws should be strong, teeth large, requires a regular complete scissor bite.

The eyes are as dark as possible, not too deep and not protruding, lively, watchful expression. Ticked edges of the eyelids fit close to the eyeballs. The earlobes should be hung, medium-long, high and wide at the base, never spirally curved.

The neck should be moderately long, very muscular, slightly arched and dry throat without dewlap.

Topline body when viewed from the side flat and gently sloping, tap must be a clear, back firm, well muscled. The loin is short, broad and muscular. Croup is a long, proper width, slightly sloping and well muscled. The pan should have proper width.

The tail must be set in line with the topline of the body and carried as horizontally as possible or slightly raised up, but they should never be steeply erect. It must be too thick or too thin. The country of origin shall be reduced accordingly, naturally long should reach to the hocks and be carried straight or slightly kike sickle level with the top line of the body.

The chest is broad and deep with a distinct point of sternum, which when viewed from the side exits front edge of the shoulder joint. Sternum reaches as far back ribs should be well rounded. Course bottom line determines the body when viewed from the side of the abdomen which is slightly tuck a graceful arc from the chest rises slightly backwards.

The forelegs are seen from the front straight and parallel, viewed from the side to be free of their right under the body vertical to ground. Shoulders well obliquely, so that their tips pointing upward and backward and should be heavily muscled. The shoulder joints should be properly angulated humerus as long as possible, with a firm and lean muscles. Elbows close to the body, must not be turned in or out and must be properly bent. Forearms are dry, strong bones, perpendicular to the substrate. Wrists should be strong. Pasterns when viewed from the side slightly angled, paws round-oval in shape, with well-knit toes and sufficiently thick, tough, robust and well-pigmented padded. they are straight and parallel to each other, must be turning in or out.

The hindquarters should be viewed from behind straight and parallel, strong bone. Thighs are long, broad and muscular hip joints must be properly bent as strong knees. Next part require long, muscular and sinewy, hock strong, properly bent, short vamp, perpendicular to the substrate. Hind feet are the same as the forequarters, pointing straight ahead and not turning in or out.

Skin adjacent to the skeletal muscle and subcutaneous tissue does not form folds and wrinkles. The coat is wiry, tough, tight and dense. The undercoat should be thick, waterproof. The contours of the body must not be obscured for too long and exceedingly rich coat. Hard and very dense coat dog must provide the best possible protection against weather and injuries. The distal parts of limbs, lower chest and abdomen are covering a shorter, but the thick hair on the head and earlobes hair shorter and denser at the same time, but not soft.

Expressive eyebrows and thick, never too long, but as harsh as possible beard emphasize the determined expression. Colouring can be different: brown roan with or without patches, black roan with or without patches and chestnut with a white front chest or without light roan. Other colours are not permitted.