German Wirehaired Pointer

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Breed Group: Sporting
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Overview
The German Wirehaired Pointer was developed at the beginning of the 20th century in Germany. This all-purpose hunting dog has the ability to work any type of game in any terrain. They display the skill qualities of a pointer, retriever, and spaniel. The GWP is medium in size, well balanced, and has webbed feet to assist in swimming.
Character
German Wirehaired Pointers are noble and distinctive in appearance. They are muscular, sturdily built, and hardy. This is a powerful breed that is extremely versatile and incredibly strong. They are keenly alert and exceedingly loyal. The German Wirehaired Pointer has an attentive and lively expression.
Temperament
This is a breed that is extremely affectionate and active. They are eager to learn, like to be occupied, and enjoy being with their owner. The German Wirehaired Pointer does best with older, considerate children. They are particularly attached to their master and may display jealousy. This breed will generally get along well with other dogs and pets, but may try to dominate them. They are aloof and suspicious of strangers and make good watchdogs.
Care
The coat of the German Wirehaired Pointer requires brushing with a firm bristle brush twice weekly. They also need occasional stripping of the coat. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. It is important to keep the ears clean and check their feet after the German Wirehaired Pointer has been out working. They are prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections, genetic eye disease, and skin cancer.
Coat
This breed has a wiry, coarse, straight and weather resistant coat. It is typically two inches in length and has a thick undercoat. This combination makes the coat water-repellant and protects the German Wirehaired Pointer from thorns and brambles. They are bearded, whiskered, and have thick forehead hair to protect the face. The color of the coat is typically liver and white, spotted, ticked or roan. They may also be a solid liver in color. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
This breed requires early socialization to humans and other dogs. They can be stubborn and willful, but are eager to please. Obedience training given in a patient, firm, and consistent manner is crucial. German Wirehaired Pointers excel in agility, tracking, retrieving, and hunting.
Activity
The German Wirehaired Pointer is highly energetic and active. It is important they have vigorous exercise. This breed requires an active family. They make wonderful jogging companions and enjoy swimming. They are not recommended for apartment life as they can be high strung and active indoors. If they are not given sufficient exercise and stimulation they become restless and destructive. The German Wirehaired Pointer needs a lot of space and room to run.
Weight
45-75 lbs
Height
22-26 inches
Color(s)
liver and white, with ears and head solid liver, sometimes with a white blaze
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do German Wirehaired Pointer puppies cost?

The cost to buy a German Wirehaired Pointer varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much German Wirehaired Pointer puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all German Wirehaired Pointers sold is $750.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a German Wirehaired Pointer with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,500 upwards to $1,500 or even more for a German Wirehaired Pointer with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all German Wirehaired Pointers sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $750.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,500.00 to $1,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 73 German Wirehaired Pointer puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a German Wirehaired Pointer puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a German Wirehaired Pointers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular German Wirehaired Pointer Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 73 German Wirehaired Pointer dogs.
  • 1. Girlie
  • 2. Hunter
  • 3. Envy
  • 4. No Nickname
  • 5. Vixen
  • 6. Spike
  • 7. Slim Jim
  • 8. Skunk Butt
  • 9. Pretty Girl
  • 10. Penny
  • 11. Pearl
  • 12. Jenny
  • 13. Jag
  • 14. Isabella
  • 15. Ina
  • 16. Hookah
  • 17. Gunner
  • 18. Gully
  • 19. Futurehunter
  • 20. Ella

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The German Wirehaired Pointer is a great family dog that is active and loyal. They need a lot of exercise daily, averaging 2 1/2 - 3 hours of running exercise a day. Something such as an hour and a half run in the morning and at night would be perfect for this breed. If socialized to children and raised with children at a young age, the German Wirehaired Pointer can be a wonderful companion for children, large and small. However, please remember that this breed has a high prey drive, so squealing children that run around the house can cause a pup/young dog to give chase. All interactions between a dog and a child should be supervised at all times.

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Updated: 9/26/2017