German Wirehaired Pointer

Known initially as Drahthaar, the German Wirehaired Pointer’s resilience and versatility make it one of the most popular dog breeds in Germany. It is occasionally thought to be the Spinone Italiano. However, since the 1920s when it came to America, this dog kind has managed a small amount of admiration. Discover more about our German Wirehaired Pointer puppies for sale below!

Breed History

In the late 1800s, German Wirehaired Pointers were bred as flexible and irrepressible gun-dogs for a singular or group hunting escapades. They were versatile enough to trail and even fetch games in the toughest weather. 

They originated from a large assortment of breeds. This includes the Pudelpointer (which is a cross of poodles, pointer dogs, and barbet dogs), the Stichelhaar and early German Shorthaired Pointers. 

Sources also say the German Wirehaired Pointers’ family tree carries the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, German Rough Haired Pointers, Water Dogs from Poland and interestingly, foxhounds and bloodhounds. 

They come in liver brown, black or white colors with sinewy eyebrows, beard, and mustache.


German Wirehaired Pointers are considered to have balanced characters. They have a low tendency to bark, dig, snore, or even drool. They are affectionate and impressively devoted to their owners. 

They learn quickly and require their owners’ approach to be regular. They also fare well around pets and children, especially if trained with them, and even around older children who show them love. 

However, some breeds tend to dominate smaller animals. They have excellent noses to trail and retrieve on terrestrial and aquatic settings. They mark spaces and are alert around strangers. This quality is what makes them worthy watchdogs.


This dog breed requires a lot of outdoor space to thrive. The perfect setting for them is a country setting with acres of fenced land to frolic on. They are unsuitable for individuals who live in small households or apartments. 

They will adore a chance to whirl in water and fetch. German Wirehaired Pointers tend to stray a lot and may pursue any available livestock due to their inherent nature as hunters. 

Their coats protect them from extreme temperatures. However, it is essential to provide them with shade and water, so they remain relaxed.


German Wirehaired Pointers have an exercise requirement of at least forty minutes every day. They are very energetic and active, hence unfitting for people who work for most of the day. 

They are the perfect companions for athletic owners. They have very high social and care requirements. They like to be kept occupied and do not fare well in kennel settings. 

They are a bit exhausting to live with as they enjoy long runs and outdoor trips. They turn out to be hard to manage when they are deprived of regular exercise. Keeping them fit will enable them to live long, active lives.


German Wirehaired Pointers shed fur averagely. They have a thick, water-repellent coat that requires a minimal amount of weekly grooming. 

Grooming includes cleaning their coat, washing, and doffing occasionally. These control shedding and remove loose hairs. However, excessive bathing dries out and irritates their skin.

Our German Wirehaired Pointers puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering German Wirehaired Pointers puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our German Wirehaired Pointers puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our German Wirehaired Pointers puppies.


Ten Top Frequently Asked Questions About the German Wirehaired Pointer

Do German Wirehaired Pointers shed?

Yes. Their thick, tough coat sheds lightly all year round. 

Are German Wirehaired Pointers good with children?

With early socialization, the German Wirehaired Pointer is friendly towards older children. They do fine under supervision.

Do German Wirehaired Pointers have webbed feet?

Like all Pointer dogs, the German Wirehaired Pointer has webbed feet. These aid them in wading and paddling when they hunt or fetch game in water.

Are German Wirehaired Pointers dangerous and aggressive?

If a German Wirehaired Pointer senses it is in danger, it will actively defend its owners against intruders. They create strong bonds with their owners, so they are noble watchdogs. They tend to bark around strangers but are naturally obedient and alert. It is usually calm but might get a bit aggressive around smaller children. 

Are German Wirehaired Pointers cuddle-friendly?

They are very loving and tend to be around their owners a lot. They behave well when allowed to be around and spend time with their family.

Are German Wirehaired Pointers scent hounds?

Yes. A typical German Wirehaired Pointer would trail and retrieve game from terrestrial and aquatic settings in minutes. 

What is German Wirehaired Pointers daily sleep requirement?

Adult German Wirehaired Pointers sleep for twelve to fourteen hours due to their high energy needs. The puppies require much more sleep – about twenty hours per day.

When can I start running with a German Wirehaired Pointer?

As puppies, their bones are delicate, so it is a good idea to wait until they are well over eighteen months.

What is German Wirehaired Pointers life expectancy?

The German Wirehaired Pointer has a lifespan of twelve to fourteen years. 

What is German Wirehaired Pointers average weight?

German Wirehaired Pointers weigh fifty to seventy pounds (twenty-three to thirty-two kilograms).

With its warm and active nature, this dog breed is the perfect companion for families and sporty individuals.