German Wirehaired Pointer


Sporting Group

Cruiser and Zoie, and Sox from the Idawire German Wirehaired Pointers

The German Wirehaired Pointer are “part of the family” family dogs.  They love being with the family, especially children.  They are not “kennel” sporting dogs – they crave human companionship.  By their nature they need LOTS of exercise and may not make a good apartment dog.  Good with other pets and great watchdogs.  Their short, dense coat needs only minimal brushing.

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Notes for owners
Wiry Weekly Older children.  Good gun dog.  Vigorous exercise.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

Field Dog Web Page


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet stores and Internet sellers may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.