The German Wirehaired Pointer is a breed of dog developed in the 1800s in Germany for hunting. This gun dog was created by selective breeding from various other breeds, including the French Griffon, Pudelpointer, Short-Haired Pointer, and Broken-Coated Pointer.
The coat is wiry and the breed has a typical beard. The colour can be liver, black, or either colour with white. Commonly the head is a solid or nearly solid colour and the body is speckled, with saddles or large patches of solid colour.
This version of German Pointer makes a good family dog and a working dog with tolerance for a variety of conditions. Hip and elbow arthritis can be an inherited problem.
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