A distinction is made as to which breeds were involved. It is speculated that they were Wirehaired Griffon, Poodle-Pointer, Foxhound and Bloodhound.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is the most popular dog in its country of origin, Germany. However, it was not officially recognized until the 1920s. At this time, the dog was introduced to the United States.
It was officially recognized in the United States in 1959.
It has never been as popular in the USA as it is in Germany.
• Eager to learn and loyal to his family.
• Friendly with acquaintances but distant with strangers.
•His hunting instincts entice him to roam.
•Powerful and energetic.
• The GWP can become tedious and difficult to complete without enough exercise.
•A good all-round hound, capable of chasing any type of game on any terrain.
•Known for his good nose and can track, aim and retrieve on both land and water. It is stable, lively and vigorous.
• Make good watchdogs.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a very intelligent, active, and affectionate breed. They like to be kept busy and enjoy working for their owners. Without enough activity, they can become very bored and difficult to manage. It is important to keep them engaged in outdoor chores or activities.
The puppies of this breed are very energetic and very fierce. It should be noted that they are late bloomers and do not fully mature until they are two years old. They will typically bark excessively or chew destructively when bored or restless. This can be very annoying for the owners. In addition, the German Wirehaired Pointer shows strong separation anxiety and does not like to be left alone for more than a few hours. If you work long hours or are away from home frequently, this is not the right dog for you. Another thing to keep in mind when deciding to adopt a puppy of this breed is that they are not as easily housebroken. It takes several months of consistent and solid training before they pick it up.
They are very loyal family pets. However, you can get jealous. They make excellent watchdogs and are very protective of their owners. If the family has children, this dog may not be the best choice. This breed usually does better with older and considerate children. They are affectionate and affectionate with their owners and remain very loyal. They can be dominant towards other dogs and animals but will generally be well behaved. They usually get along well with other pets but tend to be dominant around other dogs in their homes.
They need to be socialized from a young age as they tend to be somewhat aloof around strangers. Restraint can turn into shyness, which can be difficult to manage when dealing with adult dogs. They are very attached to their owners and show jealousy tendencies to watch out for. Early socialization can prevent or minimize this as it can show the dog that people and attention from other sources are not a threat.
The German Wirehaired Pointer makes a great hunting companion. They are capable of hunting any type of game on any terrain. This breed is an excellent tracker with a strong nose. You can also track and retrieve both on land and water. They are stable, lively and strong which contributes to their great hunting appeal as they do not tire easily. However, if they are used for hunting and retrieving in the brush and in the water, it is necessary to ensure that their feet are checked for debris afterwards.
Grooming of the German Wirehaired Pointer is classified as moderately low. They shed and therefore need to be brushed twice a week with a firm bristle brush.
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a very energetic dog with an indefatigable nature. They need an inordinate amount of exercise to keep from becoming bored and restless. They get restless indoors and that can be annoying. They are best suited for an owner or family who loves the outdoors and can devote time to walking and keeping the dog busy. This breed loves to jog, swim and fetch. This makes them an excellent dog for a family that enjoys going to the lake or living near the water.
They were originally bred for hunting and are still used for this purpose today. They will make wonderful companions for game hunters. Hunting keeps the dog physically and mentally stimulated and reduces the commotion around the house.
Training for the German Wirehaired Pointer is essential. They need very consistent and firm training from the time they are young puppies. One of the most difficult parts of training this breed is breaking in. The two keys to burglary are confinement and regular access to the right place to go to the bathroom. Confinement means that your dog is not allowed to roam freely around the house until it is housebroken.
The dog should be locked away when you are not playing, grooming, walking, cuddling, or otherwise engaging it. If the dog is allowed to roam freely in the house and you are not careful, he will go to the toilet in the house, and then the bad habit has started. There are three different types of containment. First, the dog can be placed in a crate and often let outside.
Second, the dog can be placed in a pen with a litter box or newspapers.
After all, the dog can be kept in a small room and regularly get outside through a dog door. This way they can control when they go outside. Having access to the right place means getting your dog outside. It is important that your dog has regular exercise. This can be outside or in the beginning also newspaper or litter box.
Another essential element for the training of the German Wirehaired Pointer is socialization. The best socialization occurs between the ages of 7 weeks and around 6 months. This is the time to take the dog out into the world to meet new people and new places. This helps the dog become less distant and suspicious. Socialization should continue throughout the dog's adolescence as, like teenagers, the dog's attitude can change monthly or even daily. It's important to keep introducing your dog to new things.
Adult socialization is almost impossible because by this point the dog has already established its personality and attitudes. It can be very difficult to change in adulthood.
The German Wirehaired Pointer can also be trained as a sport and hunting dog for this purpose. There are several agencies and training programs to assist in training the dog and owner. They will excel at agility, hunting, tracking, and retrieving. Involving the dog in agility training is a great way to keep the dog engaged both mentally and physically.