The purpose of creating this breed was to have a more versatile dog that was aggressive enough to be used in hunting dangerous game in rugged locales. The German Wire-haired Pointer emerged as a classic pointer with more nerve and a strong, tough coat to protect him under the worst conditions.
The GWP has a sound, reliable temperament. He may seem distant to strangers, but not unfriendly. GWP is a loyal and affectionate companion that is eager to please.
This breed displays qualities of determined hunters that are energetic and persistent with a courageous nature. They adapt well to suburban or country homes as family pets and weekend hunting companions. They require lots of exercise and are happiest when outdoors and working.
Size: Males are about 24-26 in, 61-66 cm. Females may be smaller but not less than 22 in, 56 cm.
Coat: The harsh, wiry, weather-resistant coat is also somewhat waterproof. It is long enough to protect against rough cover but not too long to obscure the dog`s outline.
Appearance: The bushy eyebrows, beard and whiskers give the GWP a most appealing appearance.
Grooming: Frequent brushing keeps the coat lying close and removes dead hair. Ears should be checked and cleaned as necessary.