The German Wirehaired Pointer was developed in Germany in 1870.
Hunters were attempting to create a rugged and versatile dog that could hunt on rough terrain.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a selective crossbreeding of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, pudelpointer, German pointer, Stichelhaar, and Deutscher-Kur zhaar.
Their primary goal was to create a wire coated dog of medium-sized that could work closely as a gun dog. This dog would search and locate and then point Upland game.
The breed was developed and was capable of working both feather and Fur game with excellent skill while retrieving waterfall.
The breed was also a welcome companion and family pet that served as a watchdog for its human’s property.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is an incredibly versatile hunting dog that excels at confirmation and obedience trials.